McLaren will enter the Indian market, with its first retail outlet set to open in Mumbai later this year.
India is largely a low-cost and price-sensitive car market in which luxury models account for just over 1 percent of total annual sales of about 3 million.
McLaren said it had selected Infinity Cars, which also distributes brands including BMW, Lamborghini, Porsche and Ducati, as its retail partner in the country, with the Mumbai outlet set to open in October.
McLaren will sell a wide range of models including the GT, 720S and 765LT vehicles and its first plug-in hybrid car, the Artura.
Tesla put on hold plans to sell its electric cars in India and abandoned a search for showroom space after failing to secure lower import taxes, Reuters reported in May.
Maruti Suzuki, majority-owned by Suzuki Motor, dominates the entry-level, small car segment in India and is the country’s biggest automaker.
Original Article: McLaren to launch sales in India later this year | Automotive News Europe (autonews.com)