MercedesBenz Vans aspires to be a leader in the field of electric mobility by offering the most desirable vans and services. Despite ongoing global challenges in parts supply and logistics in 2022, Mercedes-Benz Vans delivered 411,000 units to customers worldwide, representing a 4% increase. Around 14,700 of these units were eVans, representing a 15% increase.
The year 2022 ended with significant sales growth, allowing Mercedes-Benz Vans to finish with their best-ever fourth quarter retail sales results. Mercedes-Benz sold 121,500 vans worldwide from October to December 2022, a 14% increase over the previous year’s quarter. Privately positioned vans saw the most significant increase, with a 17% increase in deliveries worldwide.
Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa also saw an increase in private sector sales in the local market. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class, in particular, proved to be a must-have luxury people-mover for South Africa’s VIPs. By the end of 2022, the V-Class had achieved its highest retail sales ever. Overall, Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa increased sales by 8% year on year, exceeding their 2022 target by 4%. The Customer Services division of the company had similar success in 2022, finishing the year with a 5.9% increase in revenue over 2021.
“From a global and local perspective, we can look back on our achievements in 2022 with pride,” says Nadia Trimmel, president of Mercedes-Benz South Africa. “As always, 2022 brought many unexpected challenges and hurdles, but we were able to achieve outstanding results in the end thanks to our incredible customers and our highly qualified and motivated team.”
Looking to the future, Trimmel says, “As always, in 2023, we will continue to embrace our customers by offering the world’s most desirable vans & services. We have high expectations for our 2023 results as part of this goal, and we are determined to exceed them in everything we do this year.”