Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India on Friday reported that its half-yearly (H1) sales grew by 8.7 per cent.

According to the company, its sales increased to 7,171 units during January-June 2017 from 6,597 units sold in the January-June 2016 period.

The company’s sales during the second quarter of the calendar year increased to 18 per cent to 3,521 units.

“The demand for the Long Wheelbase E-Class in particular has contributed immensely to our volumes,” said Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.

“With some of the most awaited products in the pipeline for the remaining two quarters, coupled with the market availability of the long wheelbase E 220 d and the new GLA, the remaining two quarters will be exciting for the customers and the brand.”

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.