Enormous sales year for Benz in 2021


Despite supply issues, Mercedes-Benz sold more trucks in Australia during 2021 than previous years

Enormous sales year for Benz in 2021
The Actros has led the way for Mercedes-Benz truck sales in Australia

 

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has seenits best ever sales in Australia in 2021, setting a new high mark of 1,290, breaking its previous record of 1,189 with heavy duty haulers Actros and Acros leading the way.

The positive result came despite supply disruptions that took some heat out of sales in the last few months of the year.

Mercedes-Benz says the Actros has fast become one of the top selling cab-over prime movers in the Australian market.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Australia Pacific director Andrew Assimo said the sales result is a reflection of the total value and performance of its heavy duty trucks.

"Mercedes-Benz trucks are in higher demand than ever as more operators experience the comfort and refinement, long service intervals, legendary fuel economy and exceptional performance of the Actros and Arocs models," Assimo added.

"Ever since we introduced the Euro 6 Actros in 2016, owners have discovered for themselves the total cost savings delivered by our trucks and the benefits of the class-leading support packages that back them," Assimo says.

"We’re appreciative to all our customers and we look forward to continuing to provide them with our outstanding products and services to support their transport needs."


Read how Mercedes-Benz celebrated 25 years of Actros, here


Daimler Truck and Bus Australia says the record year for Mercedes-Benz trucks  is part of a larger success story with the group, with stablemate brands Freightliner and Fuso also recording positive results.

"To have all three of our brands grow market share in 2021 demonstrates Daimler Truck’s commitment to lead the Australian market with advanced safety, reduced emissions and lower running costs across our Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso brands is hitting the mark with our customers," Daimler Truck and Bus president and CEO Daniel Whitehead said.

Mercedes-Benz points out that the Actros was first to make the advanced emergency braking system (AEBS) standard back in 2010 and the first to introduce Euro 6 on all models and ratings in its range in 2016.

In addition, the manufacturer says the recently introduced latest generation model brought new technologies such as premium tablet-style multimedia cockpit information screens, predictive powertrain control which uses GPS and topographic information to optimise gearshifts and coast when safe, optional Mirror Cam and the further advanced Active Brake Assist 5 safety package.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks states that it continues to work towards introducing new technology and innovation to benefit its customers and is currently testing Active Drive Assist system, which enables SAE Level 2 partially automated driving in order to make like easier for the driver, across Australia.

 

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