Believe when we say we saw it coming! Mercedes-Benz India has announced the CKD production of the new 2014 Mercedes S-Class from its manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune. The new S-Class is the most powerful luxury car to be produced by Mercedes India and currently has a waiting period of approximately 3 months.
Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said “The S-Class has always set newer standards that have retained its accolade as “the best automobile in the world” with each generation. It truly embodies our DNA and aspiration of ‘the best or nothing’ in every aspect. No other car stands for Mercedes-Benz brand promise more than the S-Class and we are delighted to manufacture the new S-Class at our state-of-the art production facility in Chakan, Pune. Quality has all along been the strength of Mercedes-Benz India, and the new S 500 production in India is set to take this success story even further. This also reiterates our commitment to bring world class manufacturing facilities in India to support our growth in the luxury automotive business”
“It is also our constant endeavor to incorporate our brand promise and drive excellence in every aspect of our business and customer engagement. The unique multilingual chauffeur training program is one such initiative specially designed for our discerning S-Class customers in India, which will enable our customers to truly enjoy the epitome of luxury on wheels” Mr. Kern further added.
Following the commencement of local production would be the arrival of the S350 CDI diesel variant of the new gen S Class. Quite obviously, the diesel variant has good chances of becoming an even bigger sales success than the S500 petrol model.