Mercedes, BMW, Audi to Jaguar Land Rover, global passenger car sales by luxury brand

Luxury auto sales: Carmakers Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover released annual sales figures for their premium brands. Here is a rundown of how they have performed.

Reuters | Jan 17, 2020, 02:33 PM IST

Luxury auto sales: Carmakers Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover released annual sales figures for their premium brands. Here is a rundown of how they have performed.

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Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz sold 2.34 million passenger cars in 2019, the brand`s ninth consecutive year of record sales, retaining the title of biggest-selling premium car brand ahead of BMW. Daimler said Mercedes-Benz sales rose 6.2% in China, where local customers ordered the top-end Maybach Mercedes-Benz S-Class limousine at a rate of more than 700 vehicles a month. Photo: Reuters

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Mercedes-Benz demand grows in US, China and Germany

Mercedes-Benz demand grows in US, China and Germany

Mercedes posted sales records in Germany, China and the United States thanks to strong demand for its sports utility vehicles (SUV) and high-end limousines. Daimler did not provide sales data for its electric Mercedes-Benz EQC models. Photo: Reuters

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BMW

BMW

The Munich-based company`s main brand, BMW, posted a sales record of 2.17 million vehicles in 2019 with its "X" branded SUVs accounting for 44% of global sales. The group achieved record sales in China and the United States last year. It said it was aiming for a slight increase in 2020 sales. Photo: Reuters 

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Volkswagen Group

Volkswagen Group

The multi-brand car and trucks maker, which owns the Scania, MAN, Lamborghini, Skoda, Audi, Porsche and Bugatti brands, said its vehicle deliveries in 2019 were slightly above the prior-year level of 10.8 million vehicles. Photo: Volkswagen India twitter

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AUDI

AUDI

VW's premium arm Audi said it sold 1.84 million cars last year, up 1.8% year on year, thanks to a 4.1% jump in Chinese sales including Hong Kong. Audi said it sold 19,500 electric e-tron models in Europe last year. Photo: Reuters

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Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover

Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) sold 557,706 vehicles in 2019, a drop of 6%, after a challenging year in which its performance was hit by the weakening Chinese autos market and falling demand for diesel vehicles in Europe. JLR`s retail sales were hit by a 13.5% slump in China, but in the last six months the firm reported double-digit growth in the country, with overall company sales up 1.3% in December. Photo: Reuters