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Luxury car market will never die

  • Burhanuddin Abe

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 26 2008   /  10:31 am

The streets of Jakarta are never void of luxury cars. These cars are characterized by their attractive shape, reliable technology and the maximum comfort that they offer. Indeed, the luxury car market in Indonesia will never die. At the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) 2008 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) in July, luxury cars like BMW, Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Daimler, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen (VW), VW Caravelle and Audi attracted lots of attention. Mercedes-Benz displayed convertibles of the SL350 series and was successful in sales. These two-door convertibles are of the roadster M-Benz SL class, have a 3,498 cc engine and sell for Rp 2 billion. This high price did not put off buyers, though. The German carmaker sold 42 these luxury cars at the show. Of this number, 27 were of the C Class and 13 were C 280 AVGs. According to deputy director o...