Is Mercedes-Benz Turning It Around?

Daimler's (NASDAQOTH: DDAIF  ) Mercedes-Benz is one of the best brands in the global luxury-car business – but recently, Mercedes' sales have stalled in several important markets. While some blame tired models and too-daring styling, the truth is that Mercedes has some of the fiercest competitors in the business – and keeping up has sometimes proven to be a challenge.

But Mercedes-Benz sales were up last month, and there are some signs that the three-pointed star may be shining a little brighter. In this video, contributor John Rosevear looks at Mercedes' latest global sales numbers – and at whether this great old brand is finally shifting into high gear.

Mercedes-Benz has struggled a bit in China, but some of its rivals are positioned for massive growth. A recent Motley Fool report, "2 Automakers to Buy for a Surging Chinese Market", names two global auto giants that are poised to reap huge gains as China's auto boom continues. You can read this report right now for free – just click here for instant access.

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