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On a record-breaking year and still flying high at the end of it, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s (MBM) confidence is already pouring into 2016.

Mark Raine, vice president of sales and marketing for MBM isn’t short of optimism surrounding his company’s future. Especially so, with its hot-selling locally-assembled models, the C-, E- and S-Class, on the front lines. He told Bernama reporters recently that, “I see a good opportunity next year for us to chart growth in our sales and we are eyeing to beat the record we achieve this year for 2016.”

MBM had sold a total of 8,196 passenger vehicles for the year up to September 2015 – a 65% sales increase year-on-year against 2014. According to the latest vehicle sales data, the company’s impressive run was still on track for the month of October as well.

Aiding its confidence for 2016, MBM had also recently opened a new Autohaus in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, in line with its strategies to boost sales and after-sales services in East Malaysia.

MBM had also introduced its new E-Class Edition E variants here, adding more equipment to its E 200 and E 250 variants whilst maintaining their prices as before. Prior to this, the company completed the launch of its Dream Cars line-up, spearheaded by the arrival of the new Mercedes-Maybach and the S-Class Coupe.

The company’s plans next year include the launching of its new SUVs, the GLE, GLE Coupe and GLC. Rumours also suggest that MBM is on the verge of adding more variants to its existing models, such as the C-Class and the CLA. And don’t forget, the facelifted Mercedes-Benz A-Class is also expected to arrive in 2016, and dare we say it, the next-gen Mercedes-Benz W213 E-Class as well?