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14 March 2013

Mercedes-Benz to hike prices across the range

Be prepared to shell out a little bit more for your next Benz purchase with new prices effective from April

TopGear.com
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If you've been looking to buy yourself a Mercedes-Benz, you'd better not delay your decision now because Merc has announced a price hike across the range once again after the hike in January.

We have absorbed a portion of the impacts but to retain business viability, we are forced to pass on a part of this burden to the consumers.

Citing rising input costs, fluctuating exchange rates, changed import duty structure and a rise in other taxes, Mercedes-Benz has today announced a hike of 1-4% in the prices of its locally-produced cars, and a rise of unto 20% on CBU models. This price hike will be effective come April 1 and no, this isn't an April Fools' prank.

Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, "There are several factors that have put significant pressure on our bottomlines. Rising input costs and volatile exchange rates have impacted us; while the recent changes in import duty structure and increase in relevant taxes have put significant stress on our business. We have absorbed a portion of the impacts but to retain business viability, we are forced to pass on a part of this burden to the consumers."

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