New Delhi, Jul 28: German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today reported a 25 per cent growth in its sales for the first half of 2014 in India at 4,717 units. Significant contributor to this growth has been the flagship S-Class sedan and the ML-Class SUV and the NGC (new generation cars) portfolio comprising the A-Class and B-Class, the company said in a statement.

Commenting on the sales performance, Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director & CEO Eberhard Kern said: “The first six months of sales growth reaffirms Mercedes-Benz India’s strong brand premium and competitive edge in terms of offering continuous product innovations…A benchmark production facility, extending an enriching after-sales experience and strengthening its qualitative network presence.”

He said the company has been able to achieve the sales growth despite the challenging market conditions. “With some of the most fascinating products lined up in the remaining two quarters, including the much awaited GLA-Class, Mercedes-Benz is all set for another year of strong growth,” Kern added. The company said while the C-Class and the E-Class luxury sedans remain top sellers, the AMGs range continue to grow in the performance segment it created.