Mercedes-Benz Vans Continues Record Run

Mercedes-Benz Vans is celebrating another record quarter result, with an increase in registrations by 12%, marking the seventh consecutive record-breaking quarter.

With year-on-year order intake for the end of third quarter 2014 for Citan up at 40%, Vito up at 11% and Sprinter Van up 23%, the star in the Mercedes-Benz Vans range is the Sprinter Chassis Cab, celebrating order intake up 68%.

Out of the nine months so far this year, five have produced best-ever monthly registration figures for Mercedes-Benz Vans in the UK – March, May, June, July and August, with July and August registrations returning to pre-recession levels.

Overall registrations are up at 14% compared with the same year-to-date period in 2013, which was itself a record-breaking year.

Service and Parts has continued to exceed expectations in the third quarter, with year-to-date Customer Pay Parts growth of 8.1% over 2013 performance.

Overall workshop hours have grown by 4.7%, driven by an increase of 8.2% in Retail and repair and maintenance hours sold, and Service 24h roadside assistance has continued its class-leading figures, with an overall average attendance time of 58 minutes and a roadside repair rate of 85%.

Continuing the success at Mercedes-Benz Vans, Service Contracts have now surpassed 2013 performance based on 2014 year-to-date figures. Mercedes-Benz Vans has had a total of 6,433 plans activated as at the end of September, in comparison to a total of 6,006 across the whole of 2013.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has also achieved a best ever result in terms of volume financed, funding more than £36 million worth of Mercedes-Benz Vans in the month of September alone. Overall, this result puts Financial Services 9.3% ahead of 2013 year to date, and well on track towards a record breaking year in terms of the number of vehicles funded.

Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “I am extremely proud to be announcing our third quarter success. Our results really do speak for themselves and it is testimony to the hard work by our colleagues, our products and our overall offering that we are enjoying such a strong performance. Here’s to the next quarter!”