Knowledge from JATO Dynamics exhibits that the Mercedes E-Class outsold each luxurious SUV in FY22 and in addition all its different rival sedans mixed.
With gross sales of two,839 models, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has emerged as India’s bestselling luxurious automobile in FY22, in keeping with our gross sales evaluation with automotive information specialist agency JATO Dynamics India. That places the E-Class forward of all its rivals mixed!
The BMW 5 Collection recorded gross sales of 888 models, the Audi A6 768 models, the 6 Collection GT was at 420 models, whereas the Volvo S90 and Jaguar XF offered 71 and three models respectively, taking their complete gross sales to 2,150 models.
E-Class outsells luxurious SUVs too
At 2,839 models, the E-Class additionally outsold the bestselling luxurious SUV – the BMW X1 – by 598 models. Furthermore, the E-Class additionally raced forward of equally priced SUVs just like the Mercedes-Benz GLE, which offered 1,922 models, and BMW X5, which offered 672 models. At a time when SUVs are all the fashion throughout all segments, Mercedes-Benz has pulled a outstanding feat with the E-Class.
The corporate sells the E-Class in two variants – the lengthy wheelbase which is made on the agency’s manufacturing unit in Pune and quick wheelbase AMG variations that are introduced in as CBUs. Whereas the breakup of gross sales just isn’t accessible, we perceive that it’s the lengthy wheelbase model that accounts for the majority of the sedan’s gross sales.
Success of V213 LWB E-Class
Launched in India in 2017, the V213 E-Class arrived with the lengthy wheelbase model (LWB) solely, whereas rivals have been all customary wheelbase fashions and the success of the E-Class actually boils right down to this choice.
With almost all prospects on this section being chauffer pushed, the a great deal of additional room and goodies like reclining rear seats have been a significant draw. Mercedes-Benz priced the E-Class greater than most of its rivals, nevertheless it didn’t forestall patrons from paying the premium for close to S-Class ranges of area and luxurious.
The unending reputation of the E-Class meant that when Mercedes-Benz got here up with a mid-cycle facelift of the E-Class in 2020, the carmaker introduced the mannequin to our shores months earlier than it was initially deliberate. The facelift introduced with it new appears and extra options, which solely boosted its reputation.
The success of the E-Class LWB prompted BMW to attempt the same formulation with the 6 Collection GT, which presents more room and luxury for rear seat passengers and it additionally added the LWB three Collection to its fleet.