Mercedes to produce GL-class SUV locally

Mercedes-Benz will roll out the first locally manufactured GL-class SUV from its Chakan plant in Pune on August 26, 2013.

autos Updated: Aug 16, 2013 13:00 IST
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Mercedes-Benz will roll out the first locally manufactured GL-class SUV from its Chakan plant in Pune on August 26, 2013. India will be the first country to locally produce the GL-class after Mercedes’s mother plant in Tuscaloosa, USA.

The local manufacturing results in the GL-class being a lot more affordable and it comes with a price tag of Rs. 77.5 lakh.

It comes with a 2987cc V6 diesel engine that puts out 258bhp at 3600rpm and 63.2kgm at 1600rpm, which is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. This translates to a 0-100kph time of 8.9 seconds.

For more, read our review of the Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI.

First Published: Aug 12, 2013 15:02 IST