Mercedes-Benz to sell 2.05 million passenger cars in 2022

BERLIN – Mercedes-Benz announced on Tuesday that it has delivered 2.05 million passenger cars in 2022. Year-on-year, he fell 1% as automakers felt the impact and bottlenecks of his COVID-19 measures.

Still, as logistics and supply chain bottlenecks eased, Q4 sales increased 17% and Battery Electric sales increased 124% to 117,800 units for the full year.

Demand for high-end Maybach vehicles from automakers was particularly strong, with 2022 sales up 37% year-on-year, driven by higher sales in China, Japan, South Korea and the Middle East.

China was the only significant region where sales declined year-on-year, down 1%, according to Tuesday’s data.

Europe and North America saw growth of 1% and 3% respectively, while sales in the rest of the world were down, largely due to automakers shutting down operations in Russia following the Ukrainian invasion. Volume decreased by 27%.

The lowest-priced segment, entry-level cars, saw a 10% decline in sales, largely due to supply chain bottlenecks, the automaker said.

Rival BMW Group will sell just under 2.4 million units in 2022, down 4.8% year-on-year. Also, bottlenecks caused by lockdowns in China and the war in Ukraine saw the brand’s sales drop by 5.1%.