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As much as 11 months ready for Mercedes-Benz GLS, Three months for an E-class | Autocar India

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Mercedes-Benz India has recorded 4,022 unit gross sales in Q1 2022, marking a 26 % development.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the ready intervals for its Fully Knocked Down (CKD) fashions in India, a few of which stretch as much as 11 months. The fashions with ready intervals embody the A-class Limousine, the Maybach S-class and the GLS SUV, amongst others.  

  • E-class and GLC have the bottom ready interval
  • AMG and Tremendous Luxurious Automobiles portfolio grew by 35 %
  • New-gen C-class to launch in Might

Mercedes-Benz India CKD fashions ready intervals

Mercedes-Benz’s regionally assembled fashions are presently garnering a ready interval of as much as 11 months however, that’s dependent in the marketplace. The CKD mannequin with the very best ready interval is its full-size GLS SUV. Prospects trying to buy the BMW X7 rival should wait round eight to 11 months for supply. Different SUVs with ready intervals embody the entry-level GLA (4-5 months), the GLC (1-2 months) and the GLE (Four months).

When it comes to sedans, the mannequin with the longest ready interval is the recently-introduced S-class Maybach S 580 with Four to five months. Moreover, the usual S-class too has a ready interval of 3-Four months. Mercedes’ smallest sedan, the A-class Limousine, and its BMW 5-series rival, the E-class, each have garnered a ready interval of 2-Three months.

Nevertheless, Mercedes has cleverly managed manufacturing of its hottest fashions in India – the E-class sedan and GLC SUV – in order that they’ve the bottom ready interval amongst all of the others.

Mercedes-Benz India Q1 2022 gross sales

Within the interval of Q1 2022 (January-March), Mercedes-Benz India recorded gross sales of 4,022 models, which marks a rise of 26 % year-on-year (Q1 of 2021 – 3,193 models). Moreover, Mercedes additionally ended Q1 of 2022 with an order financial institution of over 4,000 models, which is its highest ever.

When it comes to model-wise gross sales, the E-class sedan continues to be greatest vendor for the model whereas the GLC stays the best-selling SUV from their portfolio. The model has additionally seen sturdy curiosity from clients for the A-class and S-class sedans and the GLA and GLE SUVs this quarter. Mercedes additionally confirmed that its AMG and Tremendous Luxurious Automobiles (just like the Maybach fashions) portfolio grew by 35 % on this interval.

Talking about gross sales numbers, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India mentioned, “We’re excited with our gross sales efficiency achieved in Q1 2022, laying a powerful basis for a long-term gross sales restoration. We’ll proceed thrilling the market with introduction of most fascinating merchandise and superior luxurious expertise in retail, in Q2.”

In 2021, Mercedes India offered 11,242 models which noticed it declare the very best promoting luxurious automotive model crown for the seventh consecutive 12 months. And now with gross sales of over 4,000 models in Q1, the German carmaker is on observe to higher its efficiency from final 12 months.

Mercedes has a variety of fashions within the pipeline for India in 2022, the primary of which is predicted to be the new-gen C-class sedan. Following that, the carmaker may even launch the AMG GT Black Collection supercar and the EQS electrical luxurious sedan in our market, the latter of which might be regionally assembled.

Will Mercedes-Benz be capable of retain its place because the best-selling luxurious automotive model in India over its German rivals BMW and Audi? Tell us within the feedback

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