Lower demand in Kerala, Delhi drives down Mercedes-Benz sales in India
Mumbai: Falling demand in Kerala and Delhi NCR has pushed down the overall sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in India, the company said in a statement.
The luxury car maker on Friday reported a marginal decline in its sales in the January to June 2016 period. Sales during the period under review were 6,597 units as against the sale of 6,659 units in the corresponding period of last year.
“The sales growth would have been much higher and in double digit had we not lost sales in the important Delhi NCR (national capital region) and Kerala markets,” said Roland Folger, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mercedes-Benz India.
“Having said that, our ‘consumer first’ approach will continue to guide all our planned activities for 2016 and we will strive to delight our consumers and fans alike,” he added.