Mercedes-Benz India launches adventurous Marco Polo variants of the V-Class at the 2020 Auto Expo. Prices range from Rs. 1.38 crore for the Marco Polo Horizon variant to Rs. 1.46 crore for the top-end Marco Polo variant.
Following up the launch of the AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupé on Day 1 of the 2020 Auto Expo, Mercedes-Benz on Day 2 launched a more adventurous version of its V-Class luxury minivan with the introduction of the Marco Polo editions of the car. The launch of the standard spec V-Class took place over a year ago in January of 2019. This new Marco Polo version is a lot plusher and a whole lot more functional than the standard model and can accommodate up to four people. It comes with a 40-litre refrigerator, a fully equipped kitchen, sofa-cum bed, a wardrobe, a fold-out table, and a whole lot more, including wood veneer on the floor in the top-spec variant. The Marco Polo Horizon variant priced at Rs. 1.38 crore loses out on a few luxurious such as the kitchenette.
Mechanically, the V-Class Marco Polo remains identical to the standard V-Class for India with its 2.1-litre turbo diesel mill, developing 163bhp @ 3,800rpm and 380Nm @ 1,400-2,400rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox. And its dimensions are the same as the standard spec V-Class Elite for India.
'The V-Class and V-Class Elite pioneered the luxury MPV segment in India and has witnessed much success ever since their launch. We are excited to expand the segment and launch the Marco Polo, which is based on the V-Class, and create a new benchmark in the luxury MPV segment. Thanks to the compact dimensions of the Marco Polo and vehicle technology inherited from the V-Class, the Marco Polo and Marco Polo HORIZON are suitable for long journeys and at the same time for day-to-day and urban usage. The Marco Polo combines functionality with utmost luxury, unparalleled comfort, convenience, and uncompromised safety, all of which illustrate true characteristics of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. We will continue to expand our portfolio with innovative products and sustainable technology in India,' said, Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.
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