Mercedes-Benz beats Brazilian sales record of heavy trucks
Stuttgart/São Bernardo
Jun 05, 2008
  • Mercedes-Benz with a historical monthly sales record in the Brazilian market
  • 1010 heavy trucks sold in May
  • Sales from January to May of this year surpassed 4,300 units (+ 52% compared to the same period of 2007)
  • Mercedes-Benz leads year-to-date sales of heavy trucks in 2008
  • Axor 2540 is the best-selling heavy truck in Brazil
Stuttgart/São Bernardo - Mercedes-Benz has just reached a historical monthly sales record of heavy trucks in the Brazilian truck market. In May, the brand sold 1,010 units of these vehicles and reached a new sales record of heavy trucks.  
“Brasil is one of the most important markets for Mercedes-Benz trucks. Here we do not only have a long tradition in producing commercial vehicles, we are also the untouched leader in the Brasilian heavy duty truck market. The growing acceptance of the Mercedes-Benz Axor heavy trucks by the customers contributes to this position, and is reflected in the growth of sales of recent years.”, says Philipp Schiemer, Sales Vice-President at Mercedes-Benz do Brasil.
Accumulated from January to May of this year, Mercedes-Benz registered sales of more than 4,300 heavy trucks, which is a 52% growth compared to the same period of last year. The brand, thus, maintains the leadership in the heavy market, with an approximate 27,5 % market share, confirming the position conquered in 2007.
Axor 2540, the best-selling heavy truck in the country
Mercedes-Benz has today the best-selling heavy truck in the Brazilian market, the Axor 2540. From January to May of this year, approximately 1,450 units of this model were sold, confirming its wide acceptance by customers.
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