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A unique retail-marketing tie-up to leverage SBI’s unmatched reach of potential HNI customers, for Mercedes-Benz’s attractive product offerings

Mercedes-Benz India partners with the India’s Largest Bank to expand its customer base and create unique promotions for SBI’s HNI customers

SBI HNI customers in all the 17 Circles pan India, will have access to the collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, enhancing the reach and increase market penetration

SBI HNI customers who are potential Mercedes-Benz owners can avail online and offline benefits from the bank during the purchase of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle

The SBI Customers can use YONO platform for online booking of Mercedes-Benz cars with additional benefits till December 31, 2020

Mumbai, NFAPost: India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz in a first-of-its kind collaboration, has partnered with India’s Largest Bank, State Bank of India, to offer attractive financial benefits, on owning a Mercedes-Benz.

The collaboration will give Mercedes-Benz access to the unparalleled market penetration of SBI’s HNI customer base, while the bank’s customers will enjoy exclusive benefits while booking a marque luxury product like Mercedes-Benz.

The collaboration guarantees a host of financial benefits including an attractive rate of interest, additional benefits worth INR 25,000 exclusively for YONO customers who book a Mercedes-Benz vehicle through its Icon displayed on SBI’s digital platform YONO.

Customer base

Commenting on the partnership, Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director & CEO Martin Schwenk said Mercedes-Benz has been constantly exploring new avenues to reach out to potential customer base and this is the first time the company is collaborating with any bank.

“The collaboration with SBI gives us an exciting opportunity to expand our customer base and reach out to the potential HNI customers of the bank with our products and services. We are confident the customers of India’s Largest Bank will be highly excited with the seamless online journey we have created through our e-commerce portal, and avail subsequent benefits from this collaboration,” said Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director & CEO Martin Schwenk.

SBI Managing Director (Retail & Digital Banking) C S Setty said the bank is glad to be associated with Mercedes-Benz to offer a rewarding experience to our customers while owning their favourite Mercedes car.

Customised benefits

“With attractive interest rates and customised benefits including a smart digital option of booking the Mercedes on YONO, we look forward to witness our HNI customers live through a unique journey of getting home the car synchronizing with their lifestyles. We at SBI are optimistic that our customers will make the most of this advantageous offering amid festive season,” said SBI Managing Director (Retail & Digital Banking) C S Setty.

This is first time State Bank of India and Mercedes-Benz is collaborating to give the customers unique experiences of both the brands’ offerings. The State Bank of India auto loan team has geared up to cater to all the requirements to deliver best services to all Mercedes-Benz customers.

The Customers will experience unique journey through Online and Offline offering of Mercedes-Benz. Customers can book Mercedes-Benz car online through YONO Online Marketplace and get in-principle sanction of Car Loan, if eligible.  

All customers booking a Mercedes-Benz car online through YONO will get additional benefit of INR 25,000 at Mercedes Benz dealership. Customers need to produce online booking confirmation and SBI loan sanction letter at the dealership to avail of the benefits.

Online booking

The retail-marketing tie up with State Bank of India is a unique initiative to generate enquiries as well as provide online booking facility coupled with attractive benefits through the bank’s extensive national penetration to reach potential customers. SBI and Mercedes-Benz will promote the partnership over online and offline channels, including across branches and dealerships in order to reach the maximum number of customers.

Mercedes-Benz India, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in India in 2019, pioneered the luxury car market in the country. Set up in 2009, Mercedes-Benz India’s world-class production facility is spread over 100 acres in Chakan near Pune. Since June 2015, Mercedes-Benz India also commenced production from its new expanded production facility located in the same premises.

Mercedes-Benz India is part of Mercedes-Benz’s Global Production Network and plays an important role in the CKD/MVP production network in Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. At these locations, MercedesBenz produces vehicles in various extension levels for domestic markets.

The production facility carries an investment of more than Rs 2,600 crores and has the largest installed production capacity for any luxury carmaker in India. Mercedes- Benz India also has the largest network spread amongst any luxury carmaker, with presence in 48 Indian cities with close to 100 outlets.

Through the exclusive AMG Performance Centers located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kochi, the AMG performance sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz boasts of a strong retail network presence in the country. October 2019 also marked the introduction of Mercedes me connect and e-Commerce platform, the new digital initiatives for the best customers experience in India.

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