Despite being showered with bad news of late, at least the sun is shining a little in the world of Mercedes-Benz Canada. The company and its national dealer network reported strong year-end sales results for 2021 – a 2.4 per cent increase in overall sales compared to 2020.
Not a surprise, but SUVs led the charge. The company sold a total of 22,572 vehicles there, compared to 8,671 passenger cars. So, 72 per cent of all Mercedes-Benz Canada sales in 2021 were SUVs. The GLE SUV, which we have written on in these pages, was the top-selling vehicle of the year in their lineup (+6.2 per cent compared to 2020). The sporty GLB SUV also resonated with Canadian drivers – +56.3 per cent compared to 2020. And the G-Wagon posted a healthy increase as well – +47.8 per cent compared to 2020.
On the passenger car side, high volumes came from the C-Class sedan, which remained the top-selling passenger car model, as well as models including the A-Class sedan and CLA. Mercedes-Benz Canada also reports sales increases for the all-new flagship S-Class sedan (+29.1% compared to 2020).
“2021 was another year that tested our teams and national dealer network to deliver creative solutions for our customers in a safe environment. I’m proud of what we achieved together. We experienced strong growth in Canada with our Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-AMG and G-Class specialty brands, and this strong demand will give us the momentum we need as we accelerate into a new electric era. Customer interest is high for our upcoming lineup of Mercedes-EQ vehicles, from the EQS 580 4MATIC sedan to the family-friendly EQB SUV,” said Eva Wiese, President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Canada, in a statement.