Mercedes-Benz V-Class will give the luxury car brand entry to a new segment in India
Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to launch an all-new model in India. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class India launch has been on the card for quite some time. The German car brand is gearing up to launch this luxury MPV in the country next month. This will mark the beginning of Mercedes-Benz’s product offensive for the Indian market in 2019.
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class will be available in India in two different seating layout options. Mercedes-Benz launched the MB100 and MB140 vans in India in 1999. It also rolled out the R-Class in 2011. However, all of them were discontinued due to lack of demand. The new V-Class could experience a positive picture.
The Mercedes-Benz V-Class could be priced between Rs 75-80 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be sold as a CBU initially. However, the MPV could see localized production at a later stage. But, that depends on the demand for this model. The Mercedes-Benz V-Class shares several elements and technologies with siblings like C-Class and S-Class sedans. These include the switchgear, steering wheel, Mercedes Comand infotainment system etc.
The MPV has been designed following the brand’s latest styling language. Inside the cabin, the India-spec V-Class will be available in six-seater and seven-seater options. The MPV targets commercial operators like high-end travel companies and hotels. The brand claims, the MPV will be highly customisable, specially the six-seater variant. There will be swivelling seats, centre table.
The India-spec Mercedes-Benz V-Class will be sold with a single diesel engine option. This will get energy from 2.0-litre, four-cylinder BS-VI compliant OM654 engine that works in C-Class and E-Class All-Terrain. The engine churns out 191 bhp of peak power and 400 Nm of peak torque. Its technology list will include a wide range of driving assist features, Crosswind Assist, fatigue detection attention system etc.