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Mercedes-Benz Begins Production Of 5th Generation C-Class Sedan In India

German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has commenced the production of 5th generation C-Class luxury sedan, at its Chakan manufacturing facility in Pune, ahead of its launch in the country next month.

The C-Class model was first launched in India in 2001 and at present more than 37,000 such cars are on the roads, Mercedes-Benz India said in a statement.

Fondly called as ‘Baby S’, the luxury sedan which is scheduled to be launched in the domestic market on May 10, will be available in three variants –- C200, C200d and top-end C300d, the company said.

Riding high on a 43 per cent volume growth in 2021 in the wake of a recovery in demand after a bad year in 2020, the top luxury car brand in the country is aiming for a double-digit growth in its car sales this year.

It plans to roll out 10 new products in 2022 and as a part of its push towards electrification also plans to locally assemble its all electric sedan EQS.

Mercedes-Benz India will roll out the locally assembled electric EQS sedan in the fourth quarter of 2022. It already has its all-electric SUV EQC in the domestic market, which was launched as a fully imported unit in October 2020.

Earlier this month, the car maker reported a 26 per cent year-on-year growth in sales at 4,022 units in the first quarter of this year with the E-class Long Wheel Base and GLC SUV driving this growth.

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