Childhood dreams often fade away with age, but this farmer from Tamil Nadu has shown us otherwise. Devarajan H, an 88-year-old farmer, became the proud owner of a Mercedes-Benz B-Class recently. Here is why it is so special.
Mercedes-Benz Trans Car India, which is a dealership network of the luxury car brand, has released a video about H. Devarajan. The farmer has always been an admirer of the Mercedes-Benz cars after he first saw a vehicle from the brand when he was 8 years old. The farmer worked towards owning a Mercedes-Benz and realized his dream after 80 long years.
Devarajan confesses that he was not aware of the name of the brand when he saw it for the first time but he fell in love with the three-pointed star logo of the brand. He can be seen with his joyful family at the Mercedes-Benz dealership, who came to take delivery of the brand new B-Class. The dealership celebrated his lifetime achievement with a cake and this video. Devarajan also says that his wife supported him completely to buy the vehicle and realise his dream.
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is a very practical vehicle is a cross between an MPV and a hatchback which satisfies the needs of most Indian families. It gets a tall-boy design with a high roof, which makes it easy for old people to get in and out of the car easily and gives it a very spacious cabin. The exact variant of the vehicle is not known but the ex-showroom price of the B-Class starts at Rs. 32 lakhs in Tamil Nadu. The car gets powered by both petrol and diesel engine options and comes only with an automatic transmission. It became the most-affordable Mercedes-Benz in India when it was launched in 2012 before the launch of the A-Class.
The farmer was seen lifting the cover from the B-Class along with his wife in the showroom. He was later seen on the co-driver seat of the vehicle when they were driving out of the showroom. It is quite a feat to buy a Mercedes-Benz vehicle in India due to high import taxes but dreams do come true.