Mercedes Benz India had a rather subdued year in 2019. They only launched three cars in India last year – V-class, G 350d and GLC facelift. However, for 2020, Mercedes Benz India has plans of doing much more. Mercedes Benz has put out a video on Twitter previewing its upcoming year. This video reveals four new models that will join the Mercedes-Benz India line-up during 2020.
The first of these four vehicles will be the much anticipated GLE SUV. The GLE is slated to launch this month itselft and it will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine which produces 245 bhp. There will also be 3.0-litre turbo-petrol unit with 367 bhp. The GLE has a much more matured design language now and it far more luxurious and lots of tech over the model it is replacing.
The GLE will not come alone, as the next car in the to come from Mercedes-Benz would be the new GLE-Coupe. This model will replace the current-gen GLE Coupe that’s still on sale in a solitary AMG 43 variant and is priced at Rs 99.20 lakh. The video also hints at an ‘AMG 53’ variant of the GLE. What is unclear is whether this version will be brought down in the standard SUV or in the coupe like the current model.
Wait, the slew of SUVs is not over yet as the next SUV in the pipeline is the big daddy of them all. Mercedes Benz will also be debuting the new-gen GLS SUV in India in 2020. It is a seven-seater barge of an SUV that will be powered by 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine with 330 bhp. There will also be a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol engine options with hybrid tech that produces 367 bhp. The GLS is Mercedes’s flagship in its SUV range and it is supremely luxurious with lots of technology. Bookings for the all-new GLS will begin in the coming days.
The last car in the video teaser is certainly the most exciting of the lot. Mercedes-Benz will be bringing the four-door AMG GT in India. Internationally, four-door AMG GT is available in 43, 53, 63 and 63 S guises. It is however unclear at this moment as to which variant will make it to India. It will compete against the likes of the Porsche Panamera, the Maserati Quattroporte and the Aston Martin Rapide in India.
Apart from these, Mercedes-Benz India is also likely to launch the all-new GLB SUV and A-class sedan, along with the facelifted E-class sedan, in 2020. The carmaker is also evaluating the Maybach GLS 600 for its India line-up, given the Maybach S-class’ popularity here.