Mercedes Benz to Unveil Compact Range in India by 2012
German Luxury car maker Mercedes Benz will unveil the compact range of automobiles from the company by the end of 2012.
Initially, cars with Left Hand Drive option, manufactured at our facilities in Germany and Hungary, will be introduced in Europe later this year. We plan to bring them to India by 2012-13 as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) units,” said Mercedes Benz India MD and CEO Peter Honegg
Right now we don’t have the facility to manufacture the compact class at our Chakan facility near Pune, Last year we sold 5,800 cars. This year we expect to cros 7,000 units. During January-June (2011) we sold 3,800 units. ” He added.
Currently, Mercedes Benz India manufactures the C, S and E class at their facility in Chakan near Pune. The addition of their new series of automobiles will pave way for a completely new segment in the market. Hopefully the competition will follow.