Mercedes-Benz USA said Tuesday its sales jumped 19.1 percent last month, in comparison to a year-ago period in which sales industrywide were near record lows.
BY THE NUMBERS: Total sales rose to 16,797 vehicles from 14,102 vehicles in November 2008. So far this year, sales are down 17.4 percent to 170,403 vehicles from 206,396 in the same period in 2008. Daimler AG, the parent of company of Mercedes-Benz USA, reported total U.S. sales of 17,446, which includes smart USA models. Including those vehicles, Daimler's total U.S. sales are down 19.5 percent from a year ago.
TOP SELLER: Sales of the new 9th generation E-Class more than doubled to 4,824 vehicles from 2,264 a year earlier.