In 2020, Mercedes-Benz delivered approximately 691,000 compact cars (A-Class, A-Class Saloon, B-Class, CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake, GLA and GLB) worldwide (+3.6%). Sales of SUVs (GLA, GLB, GLC, GLC Coupé, EQC, GLE, GLE Coupé, GLS and G-Class) were about 885,000 vehicles (+12.9%). The GLE (+32.3%) and GLS (+21.1%) in particular enjoyed high customer demand. (According to Best Selling Cars)
The global best-selling model of Mercedes-Benz in 2020 was the GLC with approximately 320,000 units.
In 2020, the S-Class was again the best-selling luxury sedan worldwide with about 60,000 units (-17.2%). The new S‑Class, presented by Mercedes-Benz in September, met with a very strong positive customer response: More than 40,000 orders have been received worldwide, already exceeding the order intake after the sales start of its predecessor.
The Mercedes-AMG sports and high-performance brand sold 125,129 vehicles worldwide (-5.3%). A new sales record and a growth of 1.5% was achieved in the USA, the brand’s largest market. Furthermore, a new record was also achieved in the important growth market of China (+32.3%). The USA, Germany, China, Japan and Australia were AMG’s largest markets.
A total of 38,391 vehicles of the smart brand were handed over to customers (-67.1%). The largest market for smart was Germany: There, strong demand for all-electric models was significantly boosted by the German government subsidy, which led to doubled electric smart deliveries (+104.9%).
Mercedes-Benz commercial van sales were down 8.9% despite robust sales during the final quarter of 2020. Globally, 325.771 Sprinter vans, Vitos, Vito Tourers, and Citans were sold in the full year 2020. The launch of the eVito in additional markets and the market launch of the eSprinter more than tripled sales of electric vehicles to almost 6,200 electric vans worldwide.