Buyers of premium cars are increasing in the country. Luxury car company Mercedes-Benz’s sales of cars priced above Rs 1 crore have grown by almost 68 percent in the first nine months of this year. These cars of the company include luxury SUVs and electric sedans like GLE 450, GLE400d, GLS, GLS Maybach and EQS.
The Indian unit of Mercedes-Benz sold 11,648 units from January to September this year. This is the company’s profit during the same period of the previous year. sales More than. The company said that out of this, about 30 percent is owned by high-end vehicles. The value of these vehicles is more than Rs 1 crore. Mercedes says sales of the high-end are likely to increase further as orders for around 7,000 units are pending in this segment. The segment includes the GLE 450, GLE400d, GLS, GLS Maybach, S-Class, S-Class Maybach, G-Class, AMG E53 and E63 AMG as well as electric sedans like EQS and EQS53 AMG.
The company recently launched its first made in India electric sedan EQS 580. Mercedes has received more than 300 bookings for this. The price of this car is around Rs 1.55 crore (ex-showroom). This is Mercedes’ third electric vehicle (EV) in the country. before this company started selling the AMG version of the EQS 53. The car is powered by a 107.8 kWh lithium-ion battery and a set of four motors. It has a motor on each axle. Mercedes says that it gives a range of up to 857 km on a single charge based on ARAI certification. It is the largest range electric car in the country.
However, its range may be less in real situations. It has a maximum power of 523 bhp. It takes about four seconds to accelerate from 0-100 kmph. Key features include a 56-inch MBUX hyperscreen. This includes three small screens for the passenger display, central infotainment and driver display. At the launch of the EQS 580, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had said that buying this car is beyond my budget. He said that the company should try to increase its local production to reduce its cost.