• Mercedes-Benz V-Class

    Mercedes-Benz V-Class

  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

    Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

  • Mercedes-Benz Vito

    Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL

Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL

Mercedes-Benz Vans

 

Significant increase in unit sales to 76,000 vehicles (Q2 2013: 69,400)
Mercedes-Benz Vans remains on its growth path
Market launch of new V-Class in Europe
EBIT of €242 million (Q2 2013: €204 million)

D.09                                                              Q2

Amounts in millions of euros Q2 2014 Q2 2013 % change
       
EBIT 242 204 +19
Revenue 2,494 2,434 +2
Unit sales 76,009 69,436 +9
Production 81,487 72,811 +12
Employees 16,276 14,838* +10
* As of December 31, 2013.

D.10                                                              Q2

Unit sales Q2 2014 Q2 2013 % change
       
Total 76,009 69,436 +9
Western Europe 49,579 42,480 +17
Germany 21,526 18,573 +16
Eastern Europe 6,412 7,243 -11
United States 7,188 6,108 +18
Latin America (excluding Mexico) 4,030 5,162 -22
China 3,877 3,310 +17
Other markets 4,923 5,133 -4

Unit sales, revenue and EBIT above prior-year level

Mercedes-Benz Vans increased its unit sales by 9% to 76,000 vehicles in the second quarter of 2014. Revenue of €2.5 billion was also above the prior-year level (Q2 2013: €2.4 billion). EBIT amounted to €242 million (Q2 2013: €204 million).

Mercedes-Benz Vans remains on its growth path

Mercedes-Benz Vans profited also in the second quarter of 2014 from its attractive product range and achieved significant growth in unit sales of 17% to 49,600 vehicles in its core region of Western Europe. Growth was particularly strong in Germany (+16%), the United Kingdom (+28%) and Spain (+96%). Due to the volatile market environment in Turkey, sales of 6,400 units in Eastern Europe did not match the high level of the prior-year period (Q2 2013: 7,200).

The development of unit sales in the United States and China was positive once again: In the United States, Mercedes-Benz Vans increased its sales in the second quarter by 18% to 7,200 units. We posted a double-digit growth rate also in China, where unit sales increased by 17% to 3,900 vehicles. In Latin America, however, unit sales decreased significantly compared with the second quarter of last year (-22%). This development primarily reflects the difficult market environment in that region.

Our growth was driven above all by the market success of the Sprinter. We sold 48,700 units of our large van worldwide in the second quarter of 2014, which is 15% more than in the prior-year period. In the segment of mid-sized vans (including the new V-Class), Mercedes-Benz Vans surpassed the prior-year level in the reporting period despite the model change and sold 22,300 vehicles (Q2 2013: 20,800). 5,000 units of the Mercedes-Benz Citan were sold (Q2 2013: 5,200).

World Premiere of the new V-Class

First major order for new V-Class from France

Immediately after the market launch of the new Mercedes-Benz V-Class in France, Europcar received 175 units of the model for its fleet. Europe’s leading auto rental company will at first offer the premium vehicles with the three-pointed star at its Europcar car-rental stations at airports and in holiday regions. The new multipurpose vehicle is the youngest and largest member of our passenger-car family and sets new standards in its segment with its design and a large number of innovations such as SIDEWIND ASSIST and ATTENTION ASSIST.

Innovations of the Mercedes-Benz V-Class - Inspired by parents.

International awards for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Vito

As in the past eight years, the Sprinter confirmed its leading position and was once again awarded first place as “KEP Van of the Year 2014.” The prize was awarded by a jury of experts from Germany’s courier, express and parcel-service industry (KEP). The Mercedes-Benz Vito also succeeded within a strong competitive environment and was the winner in the category of “Vans up to 3.0 tons.” In addition, the Sprinter took first and second place as the most environmentally friendly and most efficient van in the “Green Van 2014” competition.

D.11                                                           Q1-2

Amounts in millions of euros Q1-2 2014 Q1-2 2013 % change
       
EBIT 365 285 +28
Revenue 4,706 4,420 +6
Unit sales 137,128 122,059 +12
Production 155,426 135,980 +14
Employees 16,276 14,838* +10
* As of December 31, 2013.

D.12                                                           Q1-2

Unit sales Q1-2 2014 Q1-2 2013 % change
       
Total 137,128 122,059 +12
Western Europe 88,636 75,126 +18
Germany 37,183 31,168 +19
Eastern Europe 12,406 12,456 -0
United States 12,208 10,084 +21
Latin America (excluding Mexico) 7,677 9,271 -17
China 6,572 5,681 +16
Other markets 9,629 9,441 +2
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