Mercedes-Benz India has announced that it is going to hike the ex-showroom price across all its model range starting from 15th January 2021. The increase in the input cost and the unstable decrease in the value of the currency as compared to the euro since the past six months has compelled Mercedes-Benz to adjust the price to offset that. As confirmed, Mercedes-Benz will increase the cost of all its model range by 5% which translates to an increase of around INR 2 lakhs for a C-Class model and for the AMG GT 63 S 4 Door Coupe the price hike is expected to be around 15 lakhs.
With the increase in price, the range will start as following; the C 200 and C 220d will cost around INR 49.50 lakhs and Rs. 51.50 lakhs respectively. The E-Class models the E 200 and E 220 d will now start from INR 67.50 lakhs and Rs. 68.50 lakhs meanwhile the GLC 200 and GLC 220 d 4M will have a starting price of INR 56 lakhs and INR 61.5 lakhs. The GLE 450 4M LWB and the GLE 300 d 4M LWB will now have the price tag of INR 93 lakhs and INR 77.50 lakhs respectively.
For the GLS 450 4M and GLS 400 d 4M, Mercedes-Benz has put on an asking price of INR 1.05 crores. In the performance spec lineup of Mercedes-Benz, i.e. the AMG, which includes the models like AMG GLE 53, Coupe AMG C 63 Coupe and the AMG GT 4 Door Coupe will have a price tag of INR 1.30 crores, INR 1.40 crores and INR 2.60 crores respectively.
Mercedes-Benz is the largest luxury car maker in the country and had celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019. It has its manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune which has recently been expanded to increase its production capacity. With a total investment of more than INR 2600 crores for the manufacturing facility, it is currently the largest production capacity for any luxury car in India. In fact, Mercedes-Benz also imports cars to other international markets like Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand and more.