• 4.3 mercedes benz vans Vito Modelle

    Mercedes-Benz Vito series

  • 4.3 mercedes benz vans Vito Tourer

    Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer

  • 4.3 mercedes benz vans V Klasse 4Matic

    Mercedes-Benz V-Class 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz V-Class 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz Vans


Significant increase in unit sales to 72,200 vehicles (Q3 2013: 65,300)
Mercedes-Benz Vans remains on its growth path
World premiere of new Vito in Europe
EBIT up 16% to €176 million

D.09                                                              Q3

Amounts in millions of euros Q3 2014 Q3 2013 % change
EBIT 176 152 +16
Revenue 2,515 2,253 +12
Unit sales 72,207 65,314 +11
Production 73,140 62,843 +16
Employees 16,281 14,838* +10
* As of December 31, 2013.

D.10                                                              Q3

Unit sales Q3 2014 Q3 2013 % change
Total 72,207 65,314 +11
Western Europe 47,116 39,528 +19
Germany 20,707 17,323 +20
Eastern Europe 7,006 7,180 -2
United States 6,531 5,546 +18
Latin America (excluding Mexico) 3,574 5,176 -31
China 3,208 3,466 -7
Other markets 4,772 4,418 +8

Unit sales, revenue and EBIT above prior-year level

Unit sales by Mercedes-Benz Vans increased by 11% to 72,200 vehicles in the third quarter of 2014. Revenue of €2.5 billion was also significantly higher than in the prior-year period (Q3 2013: €2.3 billion). EBIT amounted to €176 million (Q3 2013: €152 million).

Mercedes-Benz Vans remains on its growth path

Unit sales increased as a result of the new V-Class, following its very successful launch in the segment of multipurpose vehicles. The Sprinter also continued its success in the market. In Western Europe, Mercedes-Benz Vans once again achieved a double-digit increase in unit sales of 19% to 47,100 vehicles in the third quarter of 2014. Growth was particularly strong in Germany (+20%), the United Kingdom (+28%) and Spain (+78%). Sales of 7,000 vans in Eastern Europe were slightly below the prior-year level (Q3 2013: 7,200).

The division continued along its successful path in the United States, with third-quarter unit sales rising by 18% to 6,500 vehicles. Sales in China decreased from 3,500 to 3,200 units in the third quarter of this year. The market environment in Latin America remained difficult; sales of 3,600 units in that region were significantly lower than in the third quarter of last year (-31%).

Mercedes-Benz Vans achieved growth for all its model series in the third quarter of 2014. We sold 47,100 units of the Sprinter worldwide, which is 12% more than in the prior-year period. In the segment of mid-sized vans (including the new V-Class), we also significantly surpassed the volume of the prior-year quarter despite the model change, and sold a total of 20,000 units (Q32013: 17,500). Sales of 5,100 units of the Mercedes-Benz Citan were also higher than in the same period of last year (Q3 2013: 4,950).

Mercedes-Benz Vans strengthens its market position with the new Vito

The new Mercedes-Benz Vito sets the benchmark in the seg-ment of mid-sized vans. At its world premiere in Berlin in late July, Mercedes-Benz Vans presented this versatile van in the range of 2.5-3.2 tons gross vehicle weight to the public for the first time. The new Vito offers a whole range of outstanding features. It is the first vehicle in its class available with three drive systems (rear-, front- and all-wheel drive) and is thus able to meet all customers’ requirements. It also features a high payload and efficient engines. The Vito additionally appeals with numerous innovative safety and assistance systems. Furthermore, with the Vito TOURER, we are now repositioned in the segment of passenger transport and have created our own model family for these applications.

Mercedes-Benz Vito: More van than others can even dream of being

Immediately after the world premiere, the new Vito went into production at the plant in Vitoria in mid-August. In the context of the model change, Mercedes-Benz Vans invested approxi-mately €190 million in the plant in Spain, primarily to modernize and reorganize the body shop, paint shop and assembly lines. After the Sprinter, Mercedes-Benz Vans is now applying the Vans Goes Global strategy to the Vito: Starting in the year 2015, we will sell the Vito also in North and South America.

Mercedes-Benz "Dirty Driving“

D.11                                                           Q1-3

Amounts in millions of euros Q1-3 2014 Q1-3 2013 % change
EBIT 541 437 +24
Revenue 7,221 6,673 +8
Unit sales 209,335 187,373 +12
Production 228,566 198,823 +15
Employees 16,281 14,838* +10
* As of December 31, 2013.

D.12                                                           Q1-3

Unit sales Q1-3 2014 Q1-3 2013 % change
Total 209,335 187,373 +12
Western Europe 135,752 114,654 +18
Germany 57,890 48,491 +19
Eastern Europe 19,412 19,636 -1
United States 18,739 15,630 +20
Latin America (excluding Mexico) 11,251 14,447 -22
China 9,780 9,147 +7
Other markets 14,401 13,859 +4
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