McLaren will open its first dealership in India in October. McLaren has revealed aspirations to enter the Indian market. The British manufacturer of supercars and sportscars has already delivered a few units in the country, which were imported privately. Now, in October of this year, the firm will launch its first dealership in India in Mumbai, which will provide consumers with sales, aftersales, and service for its whole lineup of models. According to our sources, prices for McLaren’s supercar lineup will likely be released following the opening of the dealership. Follow For More Updates at Worldrapiddnews.com
- India will be the 41st global market for McLaren.
- Will launch the Artura hybrid supercar.
- Coupe and spider variants of the 765LT are also available.
This is not the first time McLaren has attempted to penetrate our market, however. There were rumours of the brand’s introduction as early as 2012, when the company had just released the MP4-12C convertible, and again within a few years. In fact, we reported in 2019 that McLaren was contemplating its entry into India, a historically small but rapidly expanding market.
McLaren range in India: GT
The McLaren GT, which was debuted globally in 2019, will serve as the entry-level model. As a grand tourer, the GT is designed for a clientele who desires a softer, more comfortable, mid-engined supercar compared to McLaren’s more track-focused and performance-oriented vehicles. Powered by a 620hp, 630Nm, 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine connected to a 7-speed DCT transmission, the GT can reach a top speed of 326kph, with acceleration from 0 to 100kph taking only 3.2 seconds. In India, its competitors will include the Ferrari Roma, Aston Martin DB11, and Bentley Continental GT.
In India, McLaren offers the 765LT and 720S.
The McLaren 765LT is the pinnacle of the brand’s Super Series and is lighter, sharper, and faster than the 720S when it is unveiled in 2020. McLaren has stated that the 765LT and 720S will be available in India in both coupe and spider configurations.
The 765LT and 720S are both equipped with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine paired to a 7-speed DCT transmission. However, it produces 765 horsepower and 800 Newton-meters of torque in the former and 720 horsepower and 770 Newton-meters of torque in the latter. In India, we have already driven and reviewed the coupe and spider models of the 720S, which you can read about here and here. In India, the 765LT and 720S will compete with the Lamborghini Huracan and the Ferrari F8 Tributo.
McLaren range in India: Artura
The Artura, which debuted on worldwide markets in 2021, will be the final McLaren model offered in India. The Artura is a plug-in hybrid supercar driven by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, V6 engine connected to an 8-speed automated transmission and a 95-horsepower electric motor. The Artura can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in only three seconds, while its top speed is rated at 330 kilometres per hour. The Artura, the brand’s first plug-in hybrid supercar, has an electric-only range of up to 31 kilometres and a top speed of 130 kilometres per hour. It will compete with the recently introduced Ferrari 296 GTB hybrid supercar in India.