Mercedes-Benz India is seeking an increase in the number of allocation of compact luxury cars, A-Class and B-Class, from its parent in Germany to the country to meet the robust demand for such models.
The company, which will take a final decision early next year on assembling of its new generation cars, including the the two models, in India, is also looking forward to introduce other global compact vehicles, CLA sedan and GLA sports utility vehicle.
“When we launched the A Class there were doubts if India was ready for such compact luxury cars. Going by our experience, we can say India is ready. Today one out of every four Mercedes-Benz cars sold in India is a compact car,” Mercedes-Benz India MD & CEO Eberhard Kern said. He, however, did not share sales details as the company has stopped sharing monthly numbers.
In the April-June quarter this year, the company sold 1,756 units, against 1,327 units in the year-ago period, up 32.32%. The company had launched two variants of the A-Class compact car in India in May this year at an introductory price of Rs 21.93 lakh and Rs 22.73 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) and had received 400 bookings within 10 days of launch.