Accordingly Mercedes-Benz India has kicked off 2019 with the launch of its luxurious people-mover, the V-class. In the September 2017 issue, had exclusively reported Mercedes’ plans to bring the V-class to India. Today, the V-class has officially been introduced, at a price of Rs 68.40 lakh (ex-showroom). The V-class is imported from Merc's Vitoria plant in Spain. As a result, the MPV has benefitted from the lower cost of production in Spain compared to Germany, which has translated into a comparatively lower sticker price.
A replacement for the aging Viano, the V-class MPV combines a roomy and practical cabin with all the luxury trappings you’d expect in a Mercedes. Internationally, the V-class is available in three lengths: compact (4,895 mm), long (5,140 mm) and extra long (5,370 mm), but India gets the long (Exclusive) and the extra long wheelbase (Expression) versions.
Notably, the Exclusive is a six-seater, while the Expression offers seating for seven. What makes the six-seat V-class special is its middle row arrangement. It’s two armchair-style seats rest on flexible mounts and can be swiveled around to face the third row. Irrespective of the variant, access to the rear seats is via a sliding door. Both variants also get four metallic exterior color options silver, blue, black and white.