February 28, 2021

Mercedes Benz India: On monitor to drive in 10 merchandise this yr: Mercedes-Benz India

NEW DELHI: German luxurious carmaker Mercedes-Benz on Wednesday stated it stays on monitor to drive in ten fashions this yr in India regardless of market situations remaining powerful because of coronavirus pandemic.

The automaker, which launched all new model of its GLS SUV within the nation at Rs 99.9.lakh (ex-showroom) on Wednesday, has already launched six merchandise to date this yr.

The brand new GLS is the seventh product from the corporate’s stables to make its method into the nation this yr.

“We had deliberate for ten launches this yr and we are going to do this. Some delay is anticipated clearly however we’re nonetheless on monitor, all merchandise can be launched,” Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and CEO Martin Schwenk advised PTI.

Terming the present disruption available in the market because of coronavirus as non permanent, he added that the corporate will go forward with its deliberate product offensive.

“The pandemic is not going to go away utterly however we imagine that some some degree of normalcy is coming again. New choices would additionally assist in bringing pleasure again for purchasers,” Schwenk stated.

On resumption of operations, he stated that gross sales have been choosing up progressively and extra efforts have been wanted to be put with a view to carry again buyer confidence.

“We’re witnessing week-on-week enchancment however nonetheless the enterprise is way beneath of what it was earlier than the disaster,” Schwenk stated.

Commenting on the launch of all new GLS, he famous that the mannequin remained essentially the most most popular full-size luxurious SUV in its phase.

The corporate has bought round 6,700 models of the GLS, which completes a decade in India.

“The brand new GLS is essentially the most luxurious SUV on provide from Mercedes-Benz within the Indian market and it’ll proceed to stay an essential pillar in firm’s SUV portfolio,” Schwenk stated.

Each the diesel –GLS 400 d 4MATIC and petrol model –GLS 450 4MATIC, are priced at Rs 99.9 lakh every.

The petrol model comes with a six-cylinder in-line engine electrified with 48-volt know-how and built-in starter-generator (ISG) which is answerable for hybrid capabilities.

The third era GLS now comes with an extended wheelbase over its predecessor (a rise of 60 mm), providing extra space particularly within the second seat row.

The mannequin additionally comes with enhanced related options.

“The brand new Mercedes me App with extremely intuitive person interface is being rolled-out for all Mercedes me join house owners beginning July 1. This new app supplies a platform to supply new options which are able to over the air updates,” Schwenk stated.

The corporate can be shortly rolling-out geo-fencing, automobile finder and distant open-close of home windows and sunroof, he added.

The brand new GLS comes with varied security options like energetic park help with 360 diploma encompass view digital camera, blind spot-assist, brake help, 9 airbags, downhill velocity regulation (DSR), off-road ABS and automobile wash perform.