The diesel car ban in the capital, which resulted in stop-sale of all cars fitted with the engine above 2,000 cc capacity, has shocked car manufacturers and consumers alike. Implemented over a month ago, Mercedes Benz was believed to be the most affected luxury car maker by this ban as their entire line-up is available with diesel engine above 2,000 cc.
In a recent interview, Mercedes Benz India MD, Mr Roland S Folger has revealed that there is no noticeable change in sales due to the diesel car ban in Delhi. But he adds that they will need to sit down with their dealers in the region to find out the exact amount of the impact.
Speaking about the diesel ban, Mercedes Benz India is committed to providing world-class engines in their cars which emit less amount of harmful gasses.
While the Government has stated that BS VI compliant vehicles should be introduced by 2020, fully supporting this decision, the German automaker has stated that the company will be ready with BS VI compliant engines by 2018. The introduction of BS VI engines will considerably reduce NOX values and particulate matter per vehicle by as much as 80-90 percent.
Mercedes Benz India is the largest luxury car manufacturer in the country. At the recently concluded Auto Expo, the unveiled new GLC, S-Class cabriolet, Maybach S600 guard, and G-Class 4×4². All these cars will be launched later this year in the country.
The theme for this year is ‘Winning’ and hopes to see as much success as was noted last year. While in 2015, the company launched 15 new products in the country, 2016 will see the launch of 12 new products while enhancement of dealerships across India is also on the cards.
Mercedes Benz GLC – Photos