The iconic German marque is firing on all cylinders. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug, 2, 2016 The all-new E-Class – We are still waiting for the super-efficient TD… If it will ever arrive? Mercedes-Benz July 2016 Sales Overview Mercedes-Benz and its subsidiaries Sprinter and smart reported it sold 32,288 vehicles in July, up 7,.2 percent over the 30,130 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 213,420 is up 0.5 percent over the 212,254 sold through the same period of 2015. Mercedes-Benz on its own reported it sold a record 28,523 vehicles, up 3.6 percent over the 27,526 vehicles sold in July of 2015. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans also achieved a best-ever July with 3,272 vehicles sold, up 51.3 percent over the 2,163 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 19,034 is up an impressive 21.3 percent over the 15,697 sold during the same period of 2015. smart achieved sales of 493 vehicles in July. Mercedes-Benz July 2016 Sales Highlights Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in July was the C-Class, E-Class (including the CLS) and GLE model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,304 down 1.3 percent from the 6,384 sold in July of 2015. The E-Class and CLS at 5,225 was down 14.8 percent from the 6,131 sold in July of 2015. The GLE achieved a positive result with 4,412 vehicles sold, up 14.6 percent over the 3,851 sold in July of 2015. Market Share Detail In July, GM and Ford market share were both down a significant 0.5 percent. Honda on the other hand experienced an uptick of 0.4 percent while Hyundai and Kia share were up both 0.2 percent. On a volume basis, July of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.52 million vehicles was up 0.6 percent over July of 2015s 1.51 million vehicles result. 2016 YTD sales of 10.11 million is up 1.0 percent above the 10.01 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. U.S. July 2016 Sales vs. July 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM July 2016 Sales Down 1.9% with 267,258 Vehicles Sold Ford July 2016 Sales Down 2.8% with 216,479 Vehicles Sold Toyota July 2016 Sales Down 1.4% with 214,233 Vehicles Sold FCA July 2016 Sales Up 1.3% with 180,727 Vehicles Sold Honda July 2016 Sales Up 4.4% with 152,799 Vehicles Sold Nissan July 2016 Sales Up 1.2% with 132,475 Vehicles Sold Hyundai July 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 75,003 Vehicles Sold Kia July 2016 Sales Up 6.5% with 59,969 Vehicles Sold Subaru July 2016 Sales Up 3.1% with 52,093 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz July 2016 Sales Up 7.2% with 32,288 Vehicles Sold BMW July 2016 Sales Down 5.0% with 30,551 Vehicles Sold VW July 2016 Sales Down 8.1% with 28,758 Vehicles Sold Mazda July 2016 Sales Up 2.8% with 27,915 Vehicles Sold Audi July 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 18,364 Vehicles Sold In June, Toyota moved within 2,246 vehicles of overtaking Ford for the 2nd position, Honda overtook Nissan for the 5th spot, Mercedes-Benz overtook BMW for the 10 position, and VW moved ahead of Mazda to occupy the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in July was 17.9 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.3 million vehicles.