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Mercedyes-Benz outsells BMW, Audi in Jul

https://www.autonews.com/china/mercedes-benz-outsells-bmw-audi-july|August 19 , 2019

Mercedes-Benz pulled off a 13 percent sales increase in July, enabling it to outsell BMW and Audi during the month and also in the first seven months of the year. 

Last month, Mercedes-Benz delivered 59,435 vehicles in China. The tally pushed the brand’s cumulative China sales through July to 404,092, Daimler said. 

July deliveries at the BMW brand rose 16 percent to 51,377. 

BMW Group didn’t disclose the BMW brand’s China sales for the first seven months. Instead, it said the BMW and Mini brands combined sold 404,023 vehicles during the period, up 17 percent from a year earlier. 

Volkswagen Group hasn’t released sales for Audi, which narrowly defended its title as the largest luxury brand in China in 2018. 

But according to FAW-Volkswagen, VW’s joint venture with China FAW Group Corp., which markets locally produced and imported Audi cars, Audi’s China sales increased 6.1 percent to 56,233 in July. 

Through July, Audi’s local deliveries surged 27 percent to 368,094.