Mercedes-Benz sees Brazil truck sales up 18% in 2020

FILE PHOTO: The logo of German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is seen at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil (Reuters) – The Brazilian unit of German automaker Mercedes-Benz (DAIGn.DE) sees overall domestic truck sales rising by 18% to 120,000 units this year, according to a company presentation on Friday.

Philipp Schiemer, president of Mercedes-Benz in Latin America, said the company’s challenges this year will be returning to profit and boosting exports.

Reporting by Peter Frontini; Writing by Ana Mano; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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