Mercedes-Benz has entered a new segment in the Indian luxury car market with the launch of its MPV V-Class in the country. The V-Class will be available in 6 and 7 seat configuration options with long-wheelbase and extra-long-wheelbase variants. The prices start at ₹ 68.40 lakh and go up to ₹ 81.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The V-Class is all about the luxury at the rear seats and Mercedes has ticked all the boxes. Here is the list of the major features listed by Mercedes-Benz.
- 17-inch alloys
- Table package
- Rear window opening with parcel shelf and shopping crates
- Comfort seats in nappa leather – Silk beige, Marron and Black
- AGILITY CONTROL suspension with selective damping system
- Multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather
- Ambient Lighting
- 360 degree reversing camera with Active Park Assist
- Electric Sliding Doors
- High-Performance LED headlamps with Intelligent Light System
Key features of the Expressive Line (7 seater):
- 16-inch alloys
- Comfort Suspension
- Multifunction steering wheel
- 230 mm longer wheelbase and length (more boot space)
- Attention Assist PRE SAFE®
- Leather Lugano Black (optional)
- Matt anthracite wave-look trim (Optional)
- Sports Pedal (Optional)
- Leather Steering wheel (Optional)
- Reversing Camera
- Dynamic LED headlamps with Intelligent Light System
- THERMOTRONIC 2 Zone Automatic AC | Rear AC control units
- Touchpad with handwriting recognition
- Grab handles for ease of entry
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class gets its power from a BS-VI compliant 2.1-liter diesel engine that makes 163hp and 380Nm of torque, transferred to the rear wheels via a 7G-Tronic automatic transmission.
Speaking on his first launch in India, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “We are excited to kick-start 2019 by introducing an exciting product from our global portfolio, the V-Class. The launch of the V-Class in India firmly underscores our pioneering spirit as we introduce the ‘Luxury MultiPurpose Vehicle’ segment for our discerning Indian customers. The versatile V-Class is targeted at a wide array of potential customers comprising large families, sports enthusiasts and businesses.”
The Mercedes V-Class doesn’t really have any direct competition in the segment and will try to take that leverage from the market. Apart from this, Mercedes is planning to launch 10 vehicles in India this year. Some of the confirmed models of them are the 2019 GLE SUV and the 2019 S-Class. Some of the AMG models are likely to roar in too.
“In 2019, Mercedes-Benz completes 25 years in India and this milestone will be marked with a wide range of product offensive. We have some of the most awaited products planned for the Indian market in 2019 that will keep the customers and enthusiasts fascinated,” Martin Schwenk further added.
Source: Mercedes-Benz India