Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine is all established for an India launch on March 25 and the luxury auto maker is hunting at it to more bolster its prospective customers in the country. Looking at pursuing in the treads of the C, E and S-Class, the A-Course Limousine is producing huge claims even as it principally seeks to goal younger achievers and those people hunting at coming into the Mercedes fold for the initially time.
The A-Course Limousine claims to supply a sporty drive coupled with the luxurious of house in the backseats for an individual wanting at remaining pushed close to. But even though numerous see it as a successor to the CLA in the region, Mercedes is underlining the A-Class’ possess and special enchantment. Santosh Iyer, Vice President for Profits and Advertising, is of the belief that the most recent from Mercedes-Benz India will attraction to potential buyers for its top quality enchantment that usually takes cues from the elder siblings in the sedan lineup of the Germans. “The A-Course will generate a unique segment. Taking into consideration the consumer point of view, we see two styles of buyer segment,” he informed HT Automobile throughout an interview. “One particular chunk is the current luxurious vehicle entrepreneurs looking at an supplemental automobile for their son, daughter or wife or husband. They want it to be a sensible just one. Then arrives the second kind of prospective buyers who are initially-time prospective buyers in the luxurious section.
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Iyer even further highlighted that all those who may well have been eyeing a C-Course but ended up on a spending plan, now have a sturdy possibility in the type of the A-Course Limousine. “The CLA created a new segment and introduced in new buyers. What lacked in this product are some of the options in a C-Class. With the A-Course, we are supplying full functionality,” he explained, incorporating that the car or truck would give a consumer a foothold to commence in the luxury phase.
But what about a recognizable leaning to SUVs? Though Iyer admits that more substantial motor vehicles are currently being increasingly favored, he also selected to underline how Mercedes nevertheless sells extra sedans than SUVs. “Let me give you some studies. 53% of vehicles we are marketing are sedans and 47% are SUVs. We have a domination even in the sedan area with the C and E Course, and A-Course Limousine completes the portfolio now. Growth is in phrases of SUVs and we introduced GLS, GLE and GLC very last yr. (But) A good deal of prospects nevertheless like sedans. It is not a fading human body design and style.”
Iyer also touched on electric autos and underlined the good results of the EQC which was introduced late final yr. With rivals now gearing up to generate in their respective battery-run choices, he is of the opinion that it is the whole ecosystem which requirements to be more developed. “We are delighted to guide this charge and will deliver extra items in this market.”