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MercedesTrophy Asian Finals

August 21, 2017

Uthpala along with Team Asia roars its way into the World Final

Over 60 of the region’s best amateur golfers descended on the Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club in Queensland, Australia for this year’s edition of the MercedesTrophy Asian Final. A fine display of the golfing talent Asia has to offer, the tournament is the penultimate stage towards the series climax – the MercedesTrophy World Final in Stuttgart, Germany this October.

It is where the top player from each of the nine participating countries in the Asian Final, namely Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, will represent Team Asia to cross clubs with other ace amateur players from across the world. In addition to the tournament itself, participants of the World Final will be treated to a five-day exclusive programme which meets the brand’s highest standards. This includes an inside look into the world of Mercedes-Benz, which is perfect given Stuttgart’s moniker, the ‘birthplace of the automobile.’

“We may hail from different countries in the region, but it is our shared love for the game that binds us,” said Mr. Uthpala Perera, the top player of Team Sri Lanka. “What a privilege it is for me to be part of Team Asia. I hope to do this region proud at the upcoming MercedesTrophy World Final.”

The MercedesTrophy is a worldwide premium tournament series for amateur golfers, which sees the participation of over 60,000 players from across 60 countries each year. It remains a core component of the Mercedes-Benz’s global golf involvement, and an annual celebration of a shared dedication to the perfect drive.

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Mercedes-Benz July sales achieve record figures

August 11, 2017

Thanks to double-digit growth of 11.0% and 181,791 vehicles sold in July, Mercedes-Benz started the third quarter with a new sales record. Since the beginning of this year, the Stuttgart-based company with the three-pointed star has sold 1,326,065 vehicles (+13.3%). Mercedes-Benz was the premium brand with the most new-car registrations last month for example in the markets Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, Taiwan and Canada.

Europe continued to be the biggest sales region for Mercedes-Benz, with a total of 76,153 cars sold in July (+10.4%). In the first seven months of this year, 560,273 units were delivered to customers in Europe (+9.1%). More than a third of the cars sold in Europe in July went to customers in Germany (26,679 units, +8.7%). Other major European sales markets also significantly surpassed their unit sales of July last year: France (+10.1%), Italy (+8.0%), Spain (+18.0%), Belgium (+17.7%) and Switzerland (+11.8%). In the Asia-Pacific region, a new sales high was set for the month of July with 70,266 Mercedes-Benz automobiles sold (+22.7%). In the first seven months of the year, 508,976 vehicles with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers (+26.1%). With growth in unit sales of 64.6%, the E-Class Saloon and Estate made a major contribution to the success of Mercedes-Benz in July. Total sales of those two models added up to 28.693 units worldwide, more than ever before in a July. Unit sales of Mercedes-Benz SUVs increased last month by 14.6% to a new high of 64,521 units. The GLA and GLC were particularly successful with new sales records.