Mercedes-Benz India launched its new GLS 350 d on Wednesday at a price of Rs80.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).
“Popularly known as the S-Class of SUVs, the introduction of the GLS underscores Mercedes-Benz’s dominance in the luxury SUV segment in India,” said Roland Folger, managing director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India. “The GLS is the epitome of exemplary engineering that cleverly combines unmatched space, with delightful driving pleasure on any terrain. With the launch of the GLS, we are glad to provide the most comprehensive luxury SUV portfolio in the country to our discerning customers. India has a growing penchant for the SUVs and at 100% growth achieved in 2015, it was the highest growing segment for us.”
According to him, the GLS is a distinguished and versatile SUV, as it performs effortlessly as a dynamic sports car, a luxurious cruiser or even a fully-fledged off-roader. “The GLS has contributed to the success of our SUV portfolio in a significant way,” noted Folger. “India has also emerged as one of the top 10 markets for the GLS, globally.”
The GLS will be locally manufactured at its production facility in Pune from its India launch. “We are confident that the local production will make the GLS 350 d attractive for the eminent buyers with additional value propositions and increased availability. This is yet another illustration of our vision of ‘Make in India’, and gives us the opportunity to provide the newest products for our elite customers here.”