• Bloomberg


Mercedes-Benz is poised to pass Volkswagen to become the top-selling import auto brand in Japan for the first time in 16 years, underscoring the nation’s surprising boom in demand for luxury cars.

Deliveries for Daimler AG’s Mercedes surged 19 percent to 32,680 vehicles this year through June, the Japan Automobile Importers Association said Monday on its website. Sales for Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand, the leading import since 2000, fell 17 percent to 29,666.

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