DaimlerChrysler regional sales up 18 percent in 2001
DaimlerChrysler Middle East regional sales in the first nine months of 2001 are up by nearly 18 percent over the same period last year, disclosed President and CEO Per V. Rasmussen, attributing these results to “investment by our distributors in new sales and service facilities, and by us in our new Jabal Ali regional headquarters and in new vehicles.”
Mercedes Benz passenger cars have seen a significant sales increase from 9,800 units in 1999 to 11,500 units last year, according to company figures. Company executives are forecasting year-end sales of 12,500.
The Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands have also performed well, increasing sales from 6,900 in 1999 to over 7,000 last year. This year they are forecasting 8,000 units. Sales of commercial vehicles have also grown and are predicted to show a 35 percent year-end increase.
"We have invested heavily in the Middle East and have exciting plans for the future,” Rasmussen said. "Global events could impact regional sales projections but DaimlerChrysler Middle East is closely monitoring the situation.” — (Mena Report)
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