“May” is the month to expect something more of the adrenaline rush just after a fresh start of the new financial year, and this time it is going to get better than before, because the German moniker is expected to launch some of the big deals this month, that it was vying for so long on Indian shores. Listed below are the lost of expected bespoken model plates which are expected to launch in May 2013.
Updated Mercedes Benz GL Class
GL Class is the luxury bug underneath the sophisticated coverings; with ample of power to outdo anything that falls underneath its pieces of rubber. It is learnt, the German carmaker is also running a promotional campaign on internet that will give audience a chance to meet the international tennis star Boris Becker, who is personally going to unveil the newbie on 16th May 2013 at Delhi. Sources from the industry also said, new GL Class will be having daytime running LED, which is now common trend on luxury bugs, Bang Olufsen music system, electronically controlled steering wheel etc, and moreover also taking lot of cues from M Class.
Mercedes Benz A Class
A Class is said to be the cheapest Merc in Indian when it will launch here, and would also set the different sort of standards for luxury horizon. Claiming itself to be the hatchback, it will boast options of 1.6L petrol and 1.8L diesel on India spec badge, being assimilated with 7 speed dual clutch automatic gearbox as a standard fitment. Right now, this German brand did not have any of the compact SUV in its kitty, but we hope this particular model plate to work in that similar way as those BMW’s and Audi’s compact rugged vehicle, due to the lot of Mercedes diehards in India. Launch slated on 30th May 2013, it will follow the CBU route in initial stage, then might be taken on CKD way to Chakan production facility in Pune at further stages.
Mercedes Benz B Class diesel variant
Alongside the A, B Class diesel will also be standing proudly, as was lacking in the segment for a long time. Thought one can say, the petrol variant of B Class hadn’t yielded those expected results in spite of being competitively priced, but a lot of expectations goes with oil burners, as it is the fastest catching trend in India. The same 30th May 2013 will too be its launching date.
Ashok Leyland Stile
Ashok Leyland was doing very well in the HCV segment but we think no automaker is completed unless and until it rolls out itself in the field of passenger vehicles, and the same case is here too with the this automaker. Unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012, Stile caught attention of the automotive media due to its MPV avatar and the powerful 1.5L 3-cylinder common rail diesel, assimilated with the 5 speed manual gearbox for swift shifting. As also learnt, the initial lot will be most probably chalked out with the petrol-CNG trim, and then later on followed by the oil burners. It has a lot of space inside and expected to blow out Nissan Evalia, Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Maruti Ertiga and many others in this segment. A passenger carrier version will also be made available at the later stage.