In some parts of the globe, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche are being sold at a discount price. The two household brands added entry-level models with half the price in India, even modifying to fit the Indian market.
The modifications created in the car may be a tough blow to a purist who enjoys their car in its original form. However, these changes are created to suit Indian roads and driving conditions, reported The Economic Times.
There were also new engine options created on Porsche cars namely Macan R4, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman. Using the engine, the cars became 20 to 23 percent cheaper than its original engine.
Actually, this is not the only good news Porsche had. The company managed to bank $4.1 billion sales in 2016, which is 9 percent higher than their 2015 sales, reported Motor Authority.
As for Mercedes-Benz, the company launched S43AMG, SLC43 AMG and GLE43 AMG with a discounted price. The cars also come with modified engines that can use a petrol engine, instead of its standard diesel engine.
So far, there has been a lot of buyers for these cars in small cities and towns. The modifications created on the two cars allow users to drive the cars on the challenging roads of India.
"A customer of C63 AMG is not able to get the real juice of the car in terms of performance due to challenges on road infrastructure, whereas the C43 AMG is much more practical and delivers a good mix of performance and practicality," Mercedes-Benz India Head Roland Folger said. "The 43 AMG will be a big driver of growth of our performance cars in India."
Aside from that, Porsche is also planning to include Panamera diesel next year. The company also just expanded its dealership to Chennai and Hyderabad.
So far, the two companies have already lined up vehicles to be launched in India this year. Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce a lot of products this year, while Porsche is bringing GT3 in the country soon.
@ravi_dodmani Not quite, Ravi. This is the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 RedArt Edition!
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