Mercedes in record sales month

Daimler’s flagship brand Mercedes-Benz overcame another weak month in the key growth market of China to sell six per cent more vehicles in October and mark a fresh record for that month, the company said yesterday. Including the 109,632 vehicles Mercedes sold last month, volumes rose by 5.1 per cent to about 1.07m cars in the first 10 months of this year. Sales in China fell 3.9 per cent to 15,900 vehicles last month.