The FINANCIAL -- Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has sold 200 urban buses to the northeastern city of Recife, the second large order within a short period of time: Just last week the Brazilian Daimler subsidiary announced an order of more than 500 trucks.
Recife wants to modernize its fleet with the new urban buses. The Urbano is known for excellent comfort and high safety. Fleet operators value the Urbano because of its great reliability, low maintenance cost and economic fuel consumption. The model has been sold more than 46,500 times since its market launch in 1998, according to Daimler.
Despite the continuously difficult economic situation and declining commercial vehicle markets in the past years, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil was able to sell approximately 1,400 buses in the first quarter of 2017 and thereby defend its leading position in the Brazilian bus market. At the end of March 2017 the market share of the bus with star was 42 percent. In the Brazilian Northeast, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil currently has a market share of more than 50 percent.