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June 2016 Sales For Mercedes: SUVs Up A Lot, Cars Down

|Includes: Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)

Mercedes reported U.S. 2016 June month sales:

http://www.media.mbusa.com/releases/mercedes-benz-usa-june-2016-sales-chart

The pattern is almost identical to Infiniti and some other brands: SUVs up a lot, cars down a lot.

The SUV models GLC, GLE, GLS and G all up over 27% each (up to 48%).

All sedans except the E-Class were down.

Year-to-date, Mercedes sales are flat -- but the SUVs vs cars trend has accentuated as the year has moved on.

Overall, June was up 2%.

Disclosure: I am/we are short TSLA.

Additional disclosure: At the time of submitting this article for publication, the author was long GOOGL, FCAU and short TSLA. However, positions can change at any time. The author regularly attends press conferences, new vehicle launches and equivalent, hosted my most major automakers.