- Mercedes Benz has decided to manufacture the GLA entry SUV in India, the first market after Germany.
- German automaker Mercedes-Benz plans to increase the number of cars it makes in India, hoping to trim retail prices to help grab a bigger share of a luxury car market where competition is intensifying from rivals Audi and BMW.
- With the addition of the GLA SUV, the company now makes six models locally. The CLA entry sedan will be added to the local assembly list later this year, followed by A and B-Class models.
- The luxury car sales in India are expected to go up to nearly 40,000 units this year against 33,000 units sold last year.