Less than two weeks after launch, the Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4Matic luxury electric sedan has already received over 300 reservations. This news supports a strong 2022 sales record so far, with Mercedes-Benz India selling 11,469 more than the brand sold in the full year 2021.
Mercedes EQS 580 price takes advantage of lower tax on EVs
300 reservations is a decent number for a vehicle that costs Rs 1.55 crore (ex-showroom), but it’s also important to remember that this price is actually lower than the most popular internal combustion engine, the S-Class. cars in the sector.
Not only thanks to on-site assembly, but also by leveraging and relocating EVs’ low 5% GST (as opposed to 28% for ICE cars), Mercedes has been able to lower the price of its EV limousines with advanced technology and better equipment. to customers.
Another big draw for buyers will obviously be the EQS 580’s ARAI certified range of 857km. While most other high-end EVs flaunt range numbers tested in India’s ARAI rating (EQS 580’s WLTP rating is 676 km) and other international WLTP cycles, these staggering numbers undoubtedly give EV fence sitters confidence in the plunge. will give . Delivery of the locally assembled EQS 580 has already begun and new reservations are expected to ship in early 2023.
Mercedes GLE and GLS see record sales
The Mercedes E-Class limousine is still the brand’s best-selling model in India, but even more surprising is that the brand’s two largest and most expensive SUVs, the GLE and GLS, have achieved record sales. In fact, it accounted for 30% of Mercedes-Benz India sales in Q3 2022.
Mercedes-Benz India MD and CEO Martin Schwenk said: “Our sales are at pre-pandemic levels, exceeding the CY 2021 (January-December 2021) sales figures for the first nine months of the year.” “It also remains our commitment to producing as many cars as possible to meet growing demand amid current supply constraints.”
Although sales were strong, it’s also worth noting that the brand has a bank of over 7,000 unfulfilled orders and huge demand outstrips supply. And this could be the most powerful year in the history of the luxury brand as more exciting Mercedes models are added to the pipeline during the last three months of 2022, including the EQB, a compact three-row electric SUV.