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More than half of Mercedes-Benz cars sold in India are diesel

BMW also continues to sell diesel models in India. However, Audi and Volvo have shifted their focus to petrol models and EVs.

Mercedes-Benz has revealed that more than half of its cars sold in India are diesel models. This indicates that the demand for diesel cars remains strong in the premium segment. 

Lance Bennett, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said, “It (diesel) represents roundabout 54 percent of our sales, 6 percent is EVs and the balance is petrol. So it’s still skewed towards diesel but we’re happy to offer each of those powertrains to our customers. We’re seeing that some markets are a bit more receptive towards petrol models due to emission norms.”

Mercedes-Benz India sold 5,412 units in the first quarter of 2024. The carmaker continues to offer diesel engine options in its sedans and SUVs. When it comes to popular models like the E-Class and GLC, sales of diesel variants remain high. 

Besides Mercedes, BMW also continues to sell diesel models in India. However, Audi and Volvo have shifted their focus to petrol models and EVs.

Source: Car and Bike

 

 
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