February 6, 2015 / 11:04 AM / 3 years ago

Mercedes has record January car sales as core markets jump

BERLIN (Reuters) - German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz said on Friday sales jumped 14 percent in January to a record 125,865 models, powered by double-digit gains in Europe, China and the United States.

A car bonnet emblem of a Mercedes-Benz car is seen at the annual news conference of Daimler AG in Stuttgart February 5, 2015. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Daimler’s (DAIGn.DE) flagship division posted 14.5 percent sales increases in each Europe and China to 47,693 and 28,080 cars respectively, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer said.

Deliveries in the U.S. were up 8.9 percent to 24,619 cars.

Reporting by Andreas Cremer

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