DaimlerChrysler ME unit sales top 25,000

The German/US auto maker reports its best regional performance since the big merger, but the Chrysler part performs less spectacularly

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By  David Ingham Published  February 11, 2002

DaimlerChrysler Middle East has reported unit sales of 25,371 cars for 2001. The figure includes Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, vans, trucks and buses; and Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles.

“This is the first time that DaimlerChrysler Middle East has sold over 25,000 units since the merger between Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler International in 1999,” said Per V. Rasmussen, president and CEO, DaimlerChrysler Middle East. “This result is excellent. We had growth in all brands, which shows the potential of the company.”

A closer look shows that Mercedes-Benz passenger car sales grew from 11,500 units in 2000 to 12,800 last year. The rise was attributed to the introduction of new C-Class M-Class and SL 500 sports cars. The S-Class continued to lead the way, selling 5,700 units in 2001.

Middle East sales of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles grew by 40% over 2000 to 4,520 units.

The Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands grew less spectacularly, moving 7,400 units in 2001, compared to 7,633 in 2000.

DaimlerChrysler Middle East is targeting sales of 26,500 units this year.

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