The German luxury car maker revealed its pricing scheme for the New Year on 1st January, 2013. The cars from Mercedes-Benz portfolio get pricier by 1-3% for the New Year. This pricing scheme is applicable on all models of the brand starting from 14th January, 2013.
The trendy hatchback, B Class will have a price hike of 1%. The car was introduced to Indian market in 2012. The small car loaded with features is currently priced in the range Rs 21.5 lakh to Rs 24.87 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi).
The C Class and E Class luxury saloons from the German car crafter get costlier by 1.5% for 2013. These cars have price tag ranging between Rs 32 lakh to Rs 1.10 crore (ex-showroom New Delhi).
The company has raised the price of S Class models and M Class models by 3%. Mercedes-Benz has a portfolio consisting of Completely Built Units. The automobiles in this portfolio include CLS-Class, SLK-Class, R-Class and the SLS-AMG. There will be 1% increase in cost of these cars.
Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India spoke about the price hike and said, “Rising inputs cost, volatility of the rupee-euro, high interest rates and other associated factors have put significant pressure on us. Consequently, we are forced to share a part of this burden with our customers and we will increase prices of our vehicles to the tune of 1-3% effective 14-January, 2013. However, to support the purchase decisions of our discerning customers, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services will be supporting with various finance options.”