DaimlerChrysler reports impressive sales in 2005
Automobile giants DaimlerChrysler have reported that they have recorded a 3.8% rise in global car sales in 2005. Both of their main divisions, Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz showed impressive improvement in the sales of automobiles in the markets around the world. The company sold more than four million cars in total and this is a personal best for the group.
The company revealed these figures at the ongoing Detroit Motor Show on Sunday during a press briefing. They are also going to use this auto event for showcasing their upcoming products and new technologies planned for future models. DaimlerChrysler said in the statement that the sales of Chrysler branded cars in 2005 recorded a growth figure of 4.7% with around 2.8 million vehicles sold internationally.
In addition, they also sold around 1.22 million Mercedes-Benz cars to record a growth of around 1.7%. Both these units of the group are expected to see new model launches this year to continue this impressive performance. DaimlerChrysler chief executive Dieter Zetsche added: “Our young and attractive product portfolio provides a solid foundation for sustainable profitable growth in the future.â€
One of the most impressive facts of their sales report was that Chrysler managed to record a 5% improvement in sales in the US market. This comes at a time when other local giants like GM and Ford are suffering huge losses and drops in sales of their cars.