Mercedes Benz's GLA-class will now be produced locally at the company's Chakan plant.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is all set to see a price reduction as the company will be assembling it at its Chakan plant in Pune.
The SUV will be imported from Germany in completely knocked down (CKD) condition, as against completely built unit when in was launched in India last September.
The two variants – GLA200 CDI Style and GLA200 CDI Sport – will now be available for ₹31.21 lakh earlier ₹32.75 lakh and ₹34.25 lakh (earlier ₹36.90 lakh), respectively. The prices are ex-showroom, Pune.
The Mercedes GLA-Class is the first model featuring Modular Front Architecture (MFA) Front Wheel Drive platform to be assembled locally in India.
The ₹1,000-crore Chakan plant has a capacity to produce 20,000 units annually.
At present, only the diesel-powered GLA will be manufactured at the local plant. The GLA is powered by 2.2 litre diesel motor which produces a maximum output of 100kW@ 3,600–4,400 rpm with a torque of 300Nm@ 1,600-3,000 rpm
"Rolling out our first ever locally manufactured GLA and commencing production from India's largest installed luxury car production facility are two very significant accomplishments for Mercedes-Benz in India. These accomplishments are a result of our long-term vision for the Indian market and our relentless efforts towards creating a strong foundation for our business in India. Our endeavors are all driven by our customer centric approach, as we believe in creating enhanced value for them," said Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.