country, Kern said.
The company is currently expanding production capacity of the plant to 20,000 units from the present 10,000 units and it will be completed in the next two-and-a-half months. Mercedes is also looking at strengthening the dealer network in tier II and III cities across the country as it works to enhance presence in these regions.
"We are going to add ten more dealerships in 2014. We currently have 61 dealer outlets in the country. Some of the places where we plan to open the dealerships include Bhubaneswar and Bhopal," Kern said.
Tier II and III cities are becoming important, he added.
"We currently get 45 per cent of our sales from the metropolitan cities. So, around 55 per cent comes from non metro cities," Kern said.
Mercedes, which entered the Indian market in 1995, is all set to have its 50,000th car on the Indian roads later this month.