• About 70 percent of large SUV buyers still opt for diesels
  • Mercedes doesn’t foresee drastic change in fuel preference, unless there is some regulation against diesel
  • Sufficient demand from die-hard diesel customers

Mercedes-Benz India recently launched its largest SUV – the GLS – in its latest, third-gen avatar. Like the rest of the luxury automaker’s mainstream model range in the country, the full-size, three-row SUV continues to be available with petrol as well as diesel powertrains. While many players have exited the diesel segment altogether in the BS6 era, Mercedes remains a stout believer in the potential of the fuel type in our market. We caught up Santosh Iyer, vice president, sales and marketing, Mercedes-Benz India, to get a deeper insight into the company’s decision.

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Iyer believes that the one of the…

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