New Delhi: Mercedes-Benz has resumed bookings for the second batch of its all-electric SUV, the EQC. The next batch of EQC will start arriving from October 2021. German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz on Thursday said it will start selling its all-electric SUV EQC across all dealerships in India as part of its Phase II expansion strategy.
Mercedes-Benz India launched the EQC in 2020 and till now it was available in six select cities across 14 locations. The company said that it has reopened bookings for the next batch of EQC from Thursday, selling the first batch after the vehicle was launched in October 2020 at a starting price of Rs 99.3 lakh.
“Mercedes-Benz (India) dealers across 50 cities and 94 locations will be equipped with EQC trained manpower and equipment to provide a hassle-free ownership experience for EQC owners,” the company said in a statement. Martin Schwenk, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, “Launching the luxury EV market in India with EQC was an important decision for us and a step in the right direction. With this, we are now expanding our EV penetration to 50 Indian cities, covering our entire retail network.” He added that this will enable more customers in Indian cities to own EQC and join the transition to luxury e-mobility.