Mercedes-Benz Cars Remains New Zealand’s Number One Luxury Car Brand
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Auckland – The release of the Motor Industry Association’s July registration data has confirmed Mercedes-Benz Cars as the number one selling luxury vehicle manufacturer in the New Zealand market year to date. Mercedes-Benz Cars has delivered its strongest ever start to the year, with a total of 1203 new registrations.
Mr. Ben Giffin, General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Cars said: “Our brand’s outstanding start to the year clearly verifies the direction of our product strategy here in New Zealand. We’re experiencing fantastic growth across our passenger car range, especially with our award-winning C-Class, but we’re particularlty excited about the arrival of some significant SUV models in the coming months.
In addition to our new GLE and GLE Coupé models, which arrive on New Zealand shores in the coming weeks, our highly anticipated all-new GLC represents one of
the most important models for the New Zealand market. We anticipate that the addition of this outstanding mid-sized SUV to our portfolio will cement our brand’s number one position, in what can only be described as the ‘Year of the SUV’ for Mercedes-Benz.
We are well and truly on target to deliver our best annual sales figures ever”, Giffin concluded.
Mercedes-Benz New Zealand Ltd is also excited to announce a new model in the compact GLA-Class SUV range, the GLA 180. Producing 90 kW of power and 200 Nm of torque from a 1.6L turbocharged engine, the GLA 180 consumes just 5.7L / 100km. It also incorporates a host of equipment as standard, including Garmin® MAP PILOT Navigation, EASY-PACK Tailgate, KEYLESS Start, a Reversing Camera, 18” Wheels, Active Parking Assist, 9 Airbags, Blind Spot Assist, PRE-SAFE®, an Active Bonnet and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS.
The GLA 180 is now available to order for customers in New Zealand. The manufacturer’s recommended retail price is as follows:
• Mercedes-Benz GLA 180 - $59,900 (MRRP)
Important note to editors - The price detailed in this document is the current Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price (MRRP) for the GLA 180.