The Luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, which launched the locally fabricated ML250 CDI on 10th of the exiting month with a price label of Rs 46.5 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), has now authoritatively stated to locally fabricate the ML350 and GL-Class at its Chakan based plant with an aim to turn them more reasonably priced buy in the Indian market. .
Whilst the assembly of ML350 is expected to begin by the coming 2-3 months, the GL-Class‘ local fabrication will commence by later 2013, possibly by the last half of the coming year.
In addition, Mercedes-Benz will also begin setting up the sport utility vehicle in two other South East Asian nations that comprise Thailand and Indonesia.
While talking about the same, Daimler has published a report on its internet site, “The obligatory arrangements at the preferred three production sites in India, Thailand as well as Indonesia are going well.”
The report added up, “Afterward in the year, concluding assembly of the M-Class utilizing SKD kits will begin there for the respective local market.”
This will be the first time, that Mercedes-Benz will begin the final congregation of the sport utility vehicle model series for the innovative Mercedes-Benz M and GL-Class out of the sport utility vehicle parent facility in Tuscaloosa/Alabama. The auto giant anticipates launching the first units of the GL-Class in the Indian and Indonesian market by next year.
At the present time, Merc makes a few of its flagship sedans C, E and S-Class and sport utility vehicle ML250 at its Chakan plant.
While talking about the future proposals, Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler AG Member of the Board of Management stated that their new sport utility vehicles are too popular with their clients.
Wolfgang Bernhard said that they anticipate high rates of growth also in the rising market regions and, therefore, expand their local production.
The auto giant has made an investment of Rs 200 crore to boast the facilities such aswater-based painting technology and eco-friendly painting expertise at the premises.
And like Peter Hoengg, Mercedes-Benz India’s Managing Director and chief executive officer had already stated to media people during August, 2012 that the Luxury sport utility vehicle is the best ever growing section in the Indian automotive business and M-Class is the section head.