Diamler records 18 per cent growth in sales in 2007

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Mumbai, Jan 4 (UNI) Daimler Chrysler India has sold an impressive 2491 units of its three-pointed star luxury cars from January- December 2007, an 18 percent growth over 2006.

The locally produced petrol and diesel (as well as the imported options) S-Class led the charge with a total of 457 cars sold, translating into an 84 percent growth over 2006 when 248 units were sold, stated a release.

1,1137 of the new E-Class introduced in December 2006 were also sold, an improvement of 24 percent over 2006.

In the 'Completely Built Imported cars' segment comprising of the CLS-Class, SLK-Class, SL-Class, M-Class, CL-Class, the company showed a 74 percent growth over 2006 with 62 of the M-Class SUVs alone being sold.

Commenting on the company's performance, Daimler India Managing Director and CEO Dr Wilfried Aulbur said, ''Our consistent sales growth and our 2007 numbers reinforce the criticality of our well-timed product introductions. Our customers appreciate the latest and the best from the Mercedes-Benz stable, backed by the most extensive after-sales service network.'' With an after-sales network in 28 cities, Diamler manufactures the S-Class, E-Class and the C-Class cars in Pune, while the S-Class, E-Class, M-Class, CLS-Class, SLK-Class, SL-Class, and the CL-Class are offered as 'Completely Built imported cars'.

The company's entire network is also certified as ISO 9001:2000, the release added.

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