The E-Class LWB remained the best-selling model, followed by the GLC.
Mercedes-Benz India sold 4,101 units in the third quarter of 2021 – one of its highest quarterly sales performance on record – and continues to lead the luxury car segment.
Mercedes recorded a growth of 99% in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. This allowed the brand to cross the entire CY 2020 sales volume during the January-September period. Cumulative sales during this period were 8,958 units – a 75% growth from January-September 2020.
In the first and second quarters of 2021, Mercedes had sold 3,193 units and 1,664 units, respectively. The company expected to sell 20% more cars if conditions had been normal.
According to the company, demand for sedans and SUVs was equal between January and September 2021. The E-Class LWB remained the best-selling model, followed by the GLC.
Mercedes also saw strong demand for the A-Class Limousine, the new GLA, GLE and GLS, as well as high-end models like the GLS Maybach, S-Class and AMGs. The waiting period for various models ranges from 4 to 32 weeks.
So far in 2021, Mercedes-Benz has launched 11 new models in India. Of the 24 cars sold in the country, 13 are produced locally. So far 1.30 lakh of locally built cars have left the Mercedes-Benz plant in India.