Stuttgart, Germany, June 07, 2006
Sales of Mercedes Car Group passenger cars were up by a strong 17 percent in May 2006, to a record 112,700 units (May 2005: 96,700 units). In the first five months of 2006, sales of Mercedes- Benz, Maybach and smart passenger cars totaled 508,500 units, a nine-percent increase over the same period last year (January - May 2005: 465,400 units).
In May 2006, the smart brand delivered 10,900 vehicles to customers worldwide. For the first five months of the year, sales totaled 49,400 units.