Mercedes-Benz Sets Monthly Record for Imported Car Sales

  • By Kim Seong-min

    July 07, 2017 10:28

    Mercedes-Benz led the imported auto market in June with record monthly sales of more than 7,000 cars, beating archrival BMW back into second place. The previous monthly record of 6,848 cars was set in January, also by Mercedes-Benz.

    The Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association said on Thursday that Mercedes-Benz sold 7,783 cars last month, followed by BMW with 5,510. Honda came in third with 1,750, Lexus fourth with 1,272 and Ford fifth with 1,173.

    Mercedes-Benz and BMW are neck-and-neck this year. Mercedes topped the sales rankings from January to March, while BMW led imported brands in April and May.

    The number of newly registered foreign vehicles rose 22.6 percent from May to 23,755 in June.

    A total of 118,152 cars were imported in the first half, up 1.2 percent from 116,749 units in the same period of 2016.

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