The glorious Mercedes V-Class is a golden roar for the new wave of spacious luxury mobility. Earlier in 2019, we witnessed the launch of the base V-Class as well as the birth of Mercedes’ Luxury Multi-Purpose Vehicle line, the first of its breed in India. With the Elite set for its India debut on 7th October, Mercedes have lined up tons of interior trimmings and specs that make it an even more efficient luxury chariot.
In terms of design, the new V-Class gets a much broader stance and a stronger visual presence thanks to its new front end. The new bumper design with striking cooling air inlets make its diamond grille even more prominent. After black and white being its best-selling colour tones, the Mercedes further explores the monochromatic scale with additions of graphite grey metallic and selenite grey metallic.
The interiors on the V-Class Elite is expected to receive a new dashboard design along with new control surfaces and the turbine-style air vents. Also, we can also expect a larger touchscreen infotainment unit which will get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as connectivity features. Mercedes has also hinted that one could personally configure the seat arrangement. We’re also expecting updated leather upholstery options featuring even more premium quality materials. In addition, the optionally available luxury seats for the first rear row are a real treat. Just like in the S-Class, they offer a fully reclining function, back massage and climatisation.
Under the hood, we see very similar engine specs with the standard V-Class, it isn’t a car chasing power anyway. In India, the old V 220d trim comes with a 2.1-litre turbocharged diesel mated to a seven-speed automatic. The engine comes with BlueEfficiency, assisting in its BS6 compliance. Power figures stand at 163PS and 380Nm of torque, which help the MPV cover the 0-100-kmph dash in 10.9 seconds and the top speed of 195-kmph.
The Mercedes V-Class Elite will be making its debut on Thursday, 7th November and is expected to be priced at Rs 90 Lakh across India.
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