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Mercedes-Benz November sales reach record on E-class demand

A company logo is seen on a Mercedes-Benz A-class car displayed in a dealership of German car manufacturer Daimler in Paris, July 30, 2013.
A company logo is seen on a Mercedes-Benz A-class car displayed in a dealership of German car manufacturer Daimler in Paris, July 30, 2013.

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Daimler said global sales of its Mercedes-Benz auto brand rose to their highest-ever level in November, growing by 10.9 percent to 133,441 cars thanks to demand for its new E-Class model and a boost of sales in China and North America.

In a statement on Thursday, Stuttgart-based Daimler said year-to-date Mercedes-Benz sales increased 10.7 percent to a record 1.32 million autos, powered by growth in all major regions including Europe.

"We have already achieved last year's total sales volume and we are the fastest-growing premium brand since the beginning of the year," said Daimler management board member Ola Kaellenius.

(Reporting by Edward Taylor and Andreas Cremer; Editing by Christoph Steitz)

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