Mercedes-Benz sold 195,690 vehicles worldwide in May, which means a decrease by 1.3% compared to the same period of 2018.

The sales success of the new A-Class and the new CLA Coupé, which was launched in Europe in May, had a positive effect last month. More than 58,000 A- and B-Class, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA models were sold in May (+10.0%) and global sales of the new A-Class increased by 41.1%.

In May, Mercedes-Benz maintained its market leadership in the premium segment in markets including Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland, South Korea, Japan and Australia.

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Ongoing model changes in the highest-volume SUV segment had a dampening impact on total unit sales in May. Mercedes-Benz sold 938,499 units in the first five months of the year, which is a decrease by 4.7% compared to the same period of last year.