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Mercedes-Benz’s vehicles sales in the US for the month of April came out on top of in the premium segment. The brand beat out competitors such as Lexus and BMW thanks to its large SUV range, AutoNews reports.

Although a marginal increase (up 0.2% to 29,326 vehicles in April), the figure marked a new record for the brand. According to a statement, 45% of vehicle sales increase for April was attributed to the Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE. From January to April, Mercedes-Benz leads Lexus by over 5,000 vehicles.

Both its rivals saw a 7.4% drop with Lexus managing just 24,882 units and BMW with 24,951 units for the month of April. That said, sales of Lexus SUVs have risen by 20% in April, with a 29% increase in sales of the RX. As for BMW, a 9.7% decline in sales of its SUVs was registered.

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According to the report, in the US, greater fuel efficiency and readily available credit are just a few factors pushing demand for luxury SUVs up. Meanwhile, cheaper fuel prices and low unemployment rates are also driving up buyer appetites.

Dietmar Exler, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA said that the brand is “heading into a strong second-quarter with a minimum of nine new model launches in the months ahead. We expect to see strong sales momentum as we move into the summer months.”