Infiniti tops survey on satisfaction among sales prospectsMon, 11, Jul 2016
Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in an annual study on building rapport and satisfaction among potential car buyers. The 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index is based on the treatment of mystery shoppers who visited 6,157 U.S. stores. Lexus and Mercedes-Benz stores tied for second; Toyota ranked third; Audi was fourth; and BMW rounded out the top five.
Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chiefFri, 22, Jul 2016
Daimler named Britta Seeger as global sales and marketing head of Mercedes-Benz cars. Seeger currently serves as head of Mercedes in Turkey and will succeed Ola Kallenius who will take over as development head when Thomas Weber retires.
Mercedes' Q2 profit drops on Takata airbag recallThu, 21, Jul 2016
Daimler reported weaker profit from its Mercedes Cars unit in the second quarter because of the cost of refreshing its lineup and one-time charges related to recalling cars with faulty Takata airbags. The unit's profit margin dropped to 6.4 percent, compared with 10.5 percent last year.
Daimler, Ferrari selling some new vehicles with faulty airbags, Senate report saysWed, 20, Jul 2016
Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Vans units and Ferrari are among a small group of automakers selling some new vehicles with faulty Takata airbags that will be subject to recalls by the end of 2018, a Senate report released said Wednesday.
A Benz for back roadsMon, 18, Jul 2016
Prototypes of Mercedes-Benz's E-class All-Terrain wagon have been caught testing on public roads. The new variant, based on the E-class Estate, will give Mercedes a rival to the Audi Allroad and Volvo Cross Country.
V-8-powered Mercedes-AMG GLC crossover in the worksMon, 11, Jul 2016
Daimler has a V-8-powered version of its Mercedes AMG GLC crossover in the cards, company sources say.
Mercedes beats BMW at half-year mark in global luxury sales raceTue, 12, Jul 2016
Mercedes-Benz solidified its sales lead over the BMW brand in the first half of the year, moving closer to a goal of unseating its rival for the first time since 2005 as the global No. 1 in luxury deliveries.
Daimler Q2 earnings rise 5.6% as Mercedes sales surgeTue, 12, Jul 2016
Daimler said earnings rose 5.6 percent in the second quarter as deliveries at its Mercedes unit soared even as the company set aside money for airbag recalls and legal charges. The company stuck to its forecast for full-year results, saying they will improve slightly from 2015.
Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at MercedesMon, 11, Jul 2016
Daimler AG has hired a former Citroen executive to run a new department focused on technology sales and marketing as the automaker looks to beef up its digital presence at Mercedes-Benz.
Kia zooms past Daimler on list of top ad spendersMon, 11, Jul 2016
Automakers' U.S. spending figures on Advertising Age's 2015 list of 200 Leading National Advertisers offer insight into their advertising strategies, even though there were almost no changes in their relative rankings on the list.
China auto sales growth accelerates on rising crossover, SUV demandFri, 08, Jul 2016
China’s passenger-vehicle sales expanded at a faster pace in the first half as rising demand for crossovers, SUVs and new-energy vehicles widened the nation’s lead as the world’s biggest auto market.
Mercedes June sales rise 11% on demand in Europe, ChinaWed, 06, Jul 2016
Sales of Mercedes cars increased 11 percent in June as strong demand in Europe and China led rises in all the brand's major markets. Registrations were also boosted by robust SUV deliveries, which rose 43 percent last month.