An extended, robust sales recovery since the pandemic battered the industry in the first quarter of 2020 enabled Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW to finish 2020 with record deliveries in China.
Deliveries at Mercedes surged 22 percent to 204,684 in December, pushing the brand’s annual volume 12 percent higher to 774,382, Daimler said this week.
Audi’s annual sales increased 5.4 percent to 727,358 on demand for the locally produced Q2 crossover and A6 sedan along with the imported A7 and A8 sedans, the brand said this week, without releasing December volume.
Combined sales of BMW and Mini in China advanced 10 percent to 217,698 vehicles last month, with the annual tally rising 7.4 percent to 777,379, BMW Group said this week, without divulging separate figures for the two brands
Sales at Cadillac and Volvo also grew in in 2020.
Cadillac demand increased 7.9 percent to top 230,000 while Volvo deliveries gained 7.6 percent to 166,300.