Simply the Benz! M'sia now Mercedes' number one Southeast Asia market

By FRANCIS DASS - 12 January 2017 @ 1:34 PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Mercedes Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MBM) was practically in the fast lane in 2016, with record sales of vehicles allowing it to take the top spot in the premium car market in the country.

The German luxury automaker sold a record 11,779 vehicles nationwide in 2016.

The sales milestone has made Malaysia Southeast Asia’s biggest market for Mercedes Benz, pushing Thailand to the number two spot.

With stellar sales, MBM now has a 2.4 per cent share of the local premium car market, making it a leader in the luxury segment here.

MBM president and chief executive officer Dr Claus Weidner said that the company hopes to have a very good year in 2017, but he declined to reveal any projections.

He spoke to the media here today during an announcement of the company's full-year performance.

Mercedes Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MBM) president and chief executive officer Dr Claus Weidner (centre) with sales and marketing vice president Mark Raine (right) and after sales vice president Heinrich Schromm speak to the media after the Mercedes-Benz Full Year 2016 media briefing in Kuala Lumpur. Pix by YAZIT RAZALI.