Mercedes Plans To Launch V-Class Vans In India

New Delhi: Post the launch of cars and trucks, German automobile manufacturer Daimler plans to introduce vans in India under the Mercedes-Benz brand. The Vans under V-Class would be one of the first vehicle categories that the auto maker will be exploring.

This announcement has come in wake of the government’s decision to allow imports of 2,500 vehicles per manufacturer without homologation or local road-worthiness certification.

Michael Jopp, VP for Sales & Marketing at Mercedes India said that the company is assessing the market situation for vans in India and remarked that there is surely a potential for a luxury people’s carrier. Jopp added that the addition of V-Class vans to Mercedes’ portfolio of vehicles will help the company target fleet operators and luxury hotel chains.

The van, which will carry cumulative duties of around 180 per cent including import, is expected to be priced over Rs 60 lakhs. While Mercedes cars and SUVs are manufactured at Chakan in Maharashtra, Daimler’s trucks are manufactured under the ‘BharatBenz’ brand in Chennai.

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