AMG sales reach 30% of Mercedes total, but which model is the most popular? – Car news
Australians are buying more Mercedes-AMG models than ever before, with the high-speed brand accounting for nearly a third of the German brand’s overall sales so far in 2021.
Talk to CarsGuideMercedes-Benz Australia PR manager Jerry Stamoulis revealed that “AMG now accounts for 30% of global sales.”
“We are one of the biggest markets in the world for AMG,” he said.
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By the end of November of this year, Mercedes-Benz had sold 26,466 passenger cars and SUVs, which means just under 8,000 AMGs have found new homes in 2021.
As such, if AMG were a standalone automobile brand, it would be more popular than Alfa Romeo (565 YTD sales), Chrysler (162 sales), Citroën (144 sales), Fiat (654 sales), Genesis (601 sales) , Jaguar (1,200 sales), Maserati (512 sales) and Porsche (3,951 sales) combined.
AMG would also rank above Jeep (708), Land Rover (6283) and Renault (6673) in the list of best-selling manufacturers.
But the list of top-selling AMG models might come as a surprise to some, as the traditionally top-selling C63 sedan and wagon left production in 2021 in preparation for a next-gen model likely expected in 2022.
Mr Stamoulis revealed that the best-selling AMG model for 2021 was the GLC 43 midsize SUV, followed by the A35 hot hatch, and then the GLE 53 large SUV.
The second best-selling A35 wasn’t shown in showrooms until last year and is the cheapest AMG model available at $ 77,868 before highway costs, while the other 53-badge models are also entry-level AMG grades for GLC and GLE. model lines respectively.
AMG’s business was relatively calm in 2021, however, with the launch of the GLA 45 S in January, the GLE 63 earlier this year and the arrival of the revamped, and now AMG-only, CLS 53 last month.
The pinnacle of AMG performance, the GT Black Series also launched in November.
Last year, AMG’s sales mix accounted for around 18.5% of Mercedes’ overall volume, so why has its popularity skyrocketed in 2021?
This year was the first full year of sales after the introduction of the A35 and the new A45 grades, spread across the A-Class hatchback, A-Class sedan, CLA, GLA and GLB model lines.
The ongoing global pandemic has also pushed international travel away from most people, meaning they are spending more money at home, potentially on new vehicles.