Mercedes-Benz sees 5% sales drop in 2021

Mercedes-Benz has said it sold 2.05 million vehicles in 2021.

The sales figures point out that Mercedes-Benz has lost its premium carmaking seat to BMW for the first time in 5 years.

Mercedes-Benz’s smart brand delivered an additional 38,514 vehicles, while Mercedes-Benz Vans sold 334,210, a 2.5% increase from last year.

Sales of battery-electric vehicles jumped over 90% to 99,301 vehicles.

The biggest drop in passenger vehicles sales over the year was registered in Europe at 11.2%, compared to a drop of just 2% drop in China and a 0.4% increase in the United States.

Mercedes-Benz will release its full annual sales figures next week.