Mercedes-Benz at this time broke into the ultra-luxurious SUV phase with the introduction of the first-ever SUV in its Maybach vary.
The German auto main Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday launched its ultra-luxury SUV ”Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC” in India with a price ticket beginning at Rs 2.43 crore (ex-showroom).
The Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC is the first-ever SUV providing within the firm’s ultra-luxurious ”Mercedes-Maybach” vary. It’s the solely second Maybach mannequin to be rolled out within the Indian market, following the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, Mercedes-Benz India mentioned in a press release.
Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director and CEO Martin Schwenk mentioned, “Luxurious motoring with an SUV in India is re-imagined with the introduction of the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC.”
He added that the corporate is now glad handy over these sports activities utility autos (SUVs) to discerning clients who’ve expressed exceptionally excessive curiosity on this wonderful mannequin that rewrites expectations within the luxurious SUV phase.
Schwenk additionally mentioned the Maybach model “represents the head of luxurious” and the brand new SUV “blends traditional old-world allure and supreme consolation with probably the most cutting-edge know-how to redefine the luxurious expertise on wheels”.
The corporate mentioned it has already offered out your complete allocation of the brand new SUV for 2021 with 50 items offered even earlier than the official launch in India and the deliveries will start within the subsequent few weeks.
“We noticed a really robust curiosity within the automobile. We’ve offered greater than 500 items of the S Maybach over time in India. So, there’s a robust traction for the Maybach vary itself,” Schwenk instructed PTI.
He mentioned the subsequent allocations are being configured and the deliveries of the identical will start within the first quarter of 2022.
When requested in regards to the response to the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC and the underlying market sentiment, Schwenk mentioned, “It tells us that we are able to hope for a V-shaped restoration like we witnessed in final September. I’d suppose now we have comparatively excessive demand which we had earlier than the second wave of COVID-19 hit. I’m fairly assured out there and by way of broader financial context.”
Additionally, primarily based on the feedbacks from the opposite launches that the corporate has executed such because the GLA SUV, he mentioned the market ought to come again because the opening up additional continues with COVID-19 case load happening.
“I’m hopeful that we are going to have a superb festive season. We’re fairly optimistic,” he mentioned.
Schwenk added that constructing across the optimistic outlook, the corporate would take a look at restarting and ramping up its enterprise in a phased method, in sync with the unlocking of various markets.
Schwenk additionally reiterated that Mercedes-Benz India”s 2021 product technique stays on observe. With the market outlook remaining optimistic at current, it’s going to convey extra merchandise throughout segments within the coming months.
He mentioned the client age for the Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC ranges between 40 years and 45 years with sports activities personalities and movie celebrities topping the record.
The automobile has ”first-class non-public jet like particular person rear seats” which may be reclined by 43.5 levels with electrical adjustment with reminiscence and electrically extending leg relaxation together with therapeutic massage capabilities.
It additionally has two folding tables on the rear with refrigerated compartment integrated into the rear armrest.
The mannequin is powered by a V8 3,982 cc petrol engine able to accelerating from 0-100 km per hour in 4.9 seconds with a high velocity of 250 km per h.
Among the many luxurious options, it is usually geared up with e-active physique management, which acts to optimise driving really feel, but minimises the motions felt by passengers. Moreover, it additionally has a devoted Maybach drive programme for the suspension and powertrain that “provides rear-seat passengers the final word in journey consolation”, the corporate mentioned.