Mercedes-Benz India has officially confirmed that it would launch the keenly-awaited AMG GT sportscar this year in the country. The German luxury automaker has also retained the crown of India's numero-uno luxury automaker by recording its best ever Q2 sales (April-June 2015) and best ever half-yearly sales (Jan-Jun 2015) in the company’s history in India. The company would launch 9 new models in the second half of 2015 in the country, while it has launched 6 new models already in first half.
The company registered a stellar 41% year-on-year growth by selling 6659 units in the Jan-June 2015 period. Mercedes-Benz India's sales growth also marks the brand’s highest ever Q2 volumes at 3093 units, up by 43% from Q2 in 2014 as it sold 2163 units. As the C-Class and the E-Class luxury sedans continue to remain on top of customer preference, the SUVs, especially the M-Class continues to grow significantly followed by the larger GL-Class. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “In the first six months of 2015, we sold almost as many cars as in the entire year of 2012. We created a strong growth momentum in Q1 taking clear sales lead, and are glad to sustain this stellar growth story in Q2 as well."
"We are on track with our long term objective of achieving a sustained profitable growth for our business in India. This performance firmly underlines the acceptance of our customer focused approach and reiterates yet again, Mercedes-Benz India’s proven brand premium and competitive edge in the luxury car industry. The brand remains distinct in terms of offering continuous product innovations, having the largest luxury car production facility, extending an enriching service experience and strengthening our extensive network footprint. With some of the most awaited products in the pipeline for the remaining two quarters, including the much awaited AMG GT, Mercedes-Benz is all set for another year of strong growth,” added Mr. Kern. Mercedes-Benz cars are equipped with 2 years standard warranty and additionally a 1 Year Star Care program as standard.