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Old 3rd March 2004, 10:44   #1
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15.09.2003. Exotics Cars US Sales in 2003


Rolls Royce – 57
Maybach – 31
Bentley – 191
Ferrari – 775
Aston-Martin – 372
Lamborghini – 31
Lotus – 64
Maserati – 575
I wonder then where did the rest of the 579 maybachs, 543 RR, and more got sold???

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Firstly the date posted on your link is from September 2003. I am dead certain that a lot more Maybachs have been sold in the US since then. Also the Western European region (including Germany) is a far bigger market for Mercedes Benz than is the United States. In January 2004 itself, Mercedes sold more cars in Germany along than the US!! 19000 odd new Mercs were added to German roads in jan, compared to 15000 for the States while Western europe accounted for three times the Mercs bought in the US (47000 versus 15000).

Dont miss the 775 Ferraris sold in only 9 months either.

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Hmm..I dont know why then in a statement somewhere, did Maybach executive said that it will be shipping the first car ever to roll out to NY since US is going to be their biggest market. I agree with the figures o merc selling in germany..but the diff is of 2000 cars or so..also genrmany gets the low powered, cheaper, smaller mercedes than US...

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we only get S(430 onwards), SL(500 onwards), CL(500 onwards), M(320/430 onwards), CLK etc..

one of the biggest sellers for mercedes are the smaller power enginers like the 320, 350, 230 which we dont even get here, just imagine if mercedes were to introduce it in US pricing E200s at the same price as an acura..or S320 at the same price as RL/Q45..then what do you think would happen..??

Anyhow my point is..that US is by far the biggest market since the max amount of money resides in this country..and people are willling to spend all of that..I dont know how many countries are there whose max population is in debt..cuz of their spending habbits..

But I agree with you when you say it was sep..ofcourse they would have sold more but like 200 odd more in 3 months?? again it could be, i am not able to find the sales report yet


but here is a quote from business week reiterating my point..
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In the U.S., the world's largest car market, unit sales of high-end autos have risen 67% since 1992, pushing luxury's share of the overall U.S. auto market from 9% to 11%, according to Ward's Automotive Reports. In China, sales of premium marques have tripled in the past five years. Worldwide, unit sales of luxury cars jumped by close to 70% in the past decade, estimates market researcher Global Insight Inc.
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The US is expected to account for 40% of Maybach sales and therefore is the most important single market.
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Maybach sold 166 in US out of the 600 which rolled out of their plant..
i am sure like 100 in mid east
i had even heard 30 in china..and rest in europe, probably some in SA and australia as well..so not bad for the first year sales i guess..out of which they expect 10 in india next year..i think..which is quite possible..people with money just need to go for it without looking at the big price tag, cuz ppl with money still get held up with that kind of price tag..

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Quote[/b] (_Crazi4Speed_ @ Mar. 04 2004,00:40)]Maybach sold 166 in US out of the 600 which rolled out of their plant..
Precisely my point, the 31 Maybach figure seemed too low and as I pointed out, September 2003 was too early to gauge the US market by.

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