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More details revealed on McLaren India launch

Tech2 Updated: June 14, 2021, 07:24 PM IST

McLaren seems to be finally making an entry into India after its CEO stated in late 2019 that Asia, including India,  would be the brand's next focus region. After years of rumours and false- starts, McLaren has reportedly added India under the markets it lists on its online model configurator, and now, sources say McLaren is expected to make its India journey official in June. The British manufacturer has teamed up with dealer partner Infinity Cars – which also handles other premium vehicle brands including BMW, Mini, Porsche, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Ducati – to kick-start its India operations.

Infinity Cars will be the exclusive importer of McLaren supercars and hypercars in India. The first McLaren outlet in the country will be opened in Mumbai, and it will share space with the existing Lamborghini showroom located in Mumbai. An official statement from McLaren announcing its India plans is still awaited. The company is yet to respond to a query from Tech2.

At this time, it's unclear which models from McLaren's global portfolio will be available in India initially, sources suggest the company will launch its grand-touring offering and a couple of models from its supercar range. Therefore, you can expect to see the touring-focused 620 hp McLaren GT, the 720 hp McLaren 720S coupe and spider, along with the 680 hp McLaren Artura, which is the company's first hybrid supercar and has a pure-electric range of 30 kilometres.

Being full imports, McLaren prices in India are likely to exceed the Rs 2 crore (ex-showroom) mark, starting with the McLaren GT, which will likely be the entry point to McLaren ownership in the country.

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