Daimler says February sales growth very similar to January


Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche said the growth rates for Mercedes-Benz in China were still strong.

Mercedes-Benz had 45 percent sales growth in China in January. "It seems that February was very similar," Zetsche told Reuters Insider television at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday.

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Daimler's Mercedes-Benz unit said in January vehicle sales in China rose 11 percent in 2013 over the previous year and reiterated plans to sell more than 300,000 cars a year by 2015.

(Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Marilyn Gerlach and Louise Heavens)