September was a record-breaking month for Mercedes-Benz’ vans. Big Motoring World reviews the rise of the van in the UK and Mercedes’ plans moving forward.
The sales in September were up 14% on last year’s figures for Mercedes, as more than 6,200 were registered in the UK. This helped the third quarter of 2015 be record-breaking in terms of van sales for Mercedes. To put that into context, the number of vans sold in September were almost the same amount as were sold between January and March this year.
The main seller for Mercedes over the successful period has been the Citan, which has seen a 27% increase from 2014. Sprinters are also up by 21% across van and chassis cab models, and the Vito and New Vitos have continued to sell solidly.
Mercedes servicing and selling of parts has continued to exceed the expectations of the brand, with year-to-date Customer Pay Parts growth of 5% over 2014’s performance. For September specifically, there was a 15% increase on September 2014 figures.
Overall, Mercedes’ workhours have increased by 10%, mainly through extended amounts of retail and maintenance work. Overall, there are over 7,000 more van owners now using the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer Network compared with September 2014.
Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “The hard work of our dedicated Dealer Network, combined with the expertise of the team at Head Office is clearly proving to be a winning combination for us.
“This year is shaping up to be a great year of sustainability, with a highly successful vehicle range and service offering. I am delighted with the performance, and the knowledge that Mercedes-Benz Vans enables its customers to beat their competition.”
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