Mercedes Benz India Sales Up 25 Per Cent in First Half of 2014

A Mercedes-Benz S-Class
New Delhi: German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz on Monday reported a 25 per cent increase in sales for the first half of 2014 in India at 4,717 units.
Significant contributors to this growth have been the flagship S-Class sedan, the ML-Class SUV, and the NGC (new generation cars) portfolio comprising the A-Class and B-Class, the company said in a statement.
"The first six months of sales growth reaffirms Mercedes-Benz India's strong brand premium and competitive edge in terms of offering continuous product innovations...a benchmark production facility, extending an enriching after-sales experience and strengthening its qualitative network presence," Mercedes-Benz India managing director and CEO Eberhard Kern said.
He said the company has been able to achieve the sales growth despite the challenging market conditions.
"With some of the most fascinating products lined up in the remaining two quarters, including the much awaited GLA-Class, Mercedes-Benz is all set for another year of strong growth," Mr Kern added.
While the C-Class and the E-Class luxury sedans remain top sellers, the AMGs range continue to grow in the performance segment it created, the company said.