On the sidelines of Mercedes-Benz GLA third-generation launch here on Wednesday, CEO and MD Martin Schwenk said the company is determined to drive in 10 cars in the market in FY20-21 and ‘we are weeks away’ from the debut of EQC, Merc’s first electric offering in India.
The German carmaker electric offensive with the EQC was originally scheduled for April 2020, however, it was postponed due to the current Covid scenario. In fact, in the global market, Mercedes-Benz EQC is a fitting response to the likes of Teslas and Audi e-Trons.
Moreover, Martin also announced that 100% dealership and service network of Mercedes-Benz India is operational after the lockdown, and are functioning adhering to the social distancing norms.
Commenting on the current situation, Martin Schwenk said, “Customers are slowly progressing towards digital sales. The queries through the digital platform have been highly encouraging.” In days to come, digital sales will complement showroom sales, according to Martin.
OEMs and carmakers were impacted by the inevitable Covid-induced lockdown, with the complete quarter 1 flush out. “Although we could have sold over 1,000 units in Quarter 1 of this year, however, Covid-19 forced us into a tough situation. With every crisis comes an opportunity hence, the upcoming launch of 10 models over the year would remain uninterrupted,” said Martin Schwenk.