Stuttgart / Sao Bernardo do Campo – Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has sold 72 double decker buses to tour operator from the state of Rio Grand do Sul. The order is a further addition to the pleasing series of major orders for the bus division of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil. In the first three quarters of 2017 Mercedes-Benz do Brasil was able to sell 9,500 units, 29 percent more buses in Latin America (excluding Mexico) than in the same period of the previous year. In new sales the Daimler subsidiary was once again slightly in the plus range over the past four months. Overall, Mercedes-Benz is expecting a significant recovery for the Brazilian bus market on a continued low level. With 51.7 percent market share, Mercedes-Benz is the undisputed market leader in Brazil (YtD 9/2017).