Just last week three German luxury vehicle brands all announced record sales in the Chinese market, outpacing the growth rate of the overall passenger car market of 17.07 percent.
Tang Lei a leading salesman for New Beijing Star Automobile Service Co Ltd, a Mercedes-Benz dealer. Reports “I sold almost 60 Benz vehicles in the first six months, 10 units more than the first half of last year,” said the 27-year-old salesman. “I look forward to a better sales in the latter half and expect an annual record in my five-year sales career.”
Mercedes-Benz saw its vehicle sales hit 18,000 units for both locally made and imported cars in China, paving the way in the luxury car market with growth of 52 percent year-on-year. The very same day, FAW-Volkswagen Audi sales division in Changchun reported a sales growth of 23 percent compared with the same period of last year, the best half-year sales in its 20-year history in China, with a sales volume of 59,902 units.