(Company corrects December sales total in second paragraph)
BEIJING Jan 9 Daimler AG's
Mercedes-Benz unit saw vehicle sales in China rise 11 percent in
2013 over the previous year, and reiterated on Thursday its plan
to sell more than 300,000 cars a year by 2015.
It sold about 228,000 cars in China, excluding Hong Kong,
last year, Daimler's China chief, Hubertus Troska, told a media
briefing in Beijing. In December alone, sales jumped 27 percent
on the year to 24,478 vehicles.
Troska did not give a projection for 2014 sales, but said it
would "a transition year but still a good year."
Mercedes-Benz said last year it planned to launch around 20
new or upgraded car models over the next two years as part of an
effort to turn sales around after it struggled with falling
demand in China for luxury cars.
(Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Nick Macfie)