Mercedes is one of the favourite luxury car model with the prospective buyers in India. If you stand on the side walk of arterial roads in any Indian metro you would find a number of Mercedes Benz models whiz by. Keeping in mind the popularity of its models, the car manufacturer has recently introduced a family sized ‘A-Class’ luxury car in India. They have now disclosed that they hope to unveil their new ‘E-Class’ model with with changes which are likely to improve its apperance. These are only ‘middle-life’ modifications and no mechanical changes are made to the engine. There is no change in the performance of the engine which remains same. But it may be possible that use of ‘350CDI trim’ would be stopped altogether.
‘E-Class’ model has not undergone any major exterior changes as well. To all purposes the car would look same as the one they have introduced in the motor show held in ‘Detroit’ USA this year. However, the front and back side of the car are changed and will now have a modified ‘grille’ in front and a re-designed ‘bumper’ at the back. The headlights and rear lights are also modified. In the earlier model the ‘headlamps’ were divided into two parts. In the ‘facelifted’ model the head lights come in a single unit, which looks very stylish and ‘aggressive’ at the same time. At the back, the rear lights are grouped together for a better look and the exhaust pipe is also modified. It is rumoured that the interior of the car is improved and the ‘steering wheel’, dash board and ‘control dials’ are designer made and now look stylish and chic.
Car manufacturers often make some modifications to their models when they are in the market for some time to attract new customers. When these changes are only skin deep, they are called ‘middle-life’ changes. Major changes to the of the model are only made when model reaches ‘mature age’ and the buyers need stronger incentive such as improved engine performance to opt for the model. ‘E-Class’ has only reached ‘middle age crisis’ and hence needed ‘cosmetic’ modification.