Mercedes took the biggest hit in the Chinese market, where sales dropped a staggering 20.3 percent followed by Europe, which saw a 15.9 percent decline. Interestingly, the company still managed to sell 78,501 cars in North America with 67,746 of those going to the US, meaning sales only dropped 6.7 percent and 4.8 percent respectively compared to 2019. Mercedes didn’t give a sales breakdown by model in the US but the GLC is by far the brand’s biggest seller.
With a drop of just 4.8 percent, Mercedes faired better than its competitors Audi and BMW, who dropped 14 percent and 17.4 percent respectively in the US. Elsewhere in the luxury segment, Alfa Romeo dropped by 14 percent, Genesis by 5.9 percent, Lexus by 15.6 percent, Infiniti by 25.5 percent, and Porsche by 20.2 percent. Kia was the only automaker we noticed that posted a sales gain of one percent.