British luxury supercar maker McLaren Automotive has confirmed its imminent entry into the major Indian market, the brand’s 41st global territory.

With the opening of first retail outlet McLaren Mumbai in October, McLaren says it arrival in India forms a key part of the marque’s global expansion plans.

Set to formally open in Mumbai in the third quarter for 2022, the first retail presence in the country will also provide customers with full levels of support, offering sales, aftersales and servicing on the complete range of McLaren models.

The supercar manufacturer will offer the breadth of its model range to Indian customers, including the Everyday McLaren GT and the marque’s first ever high-performance hybrid – the Artura. The core supercar range also includes the universally acclaimed 720S coming in Coupe and Spider variants, along with the 765LT Coupe and Spider as the latest addition to the legendary LT product family.

Paul Harris, Managing Director – APAC and China, McLaren Automotive, said: “We welcome Lalit Choudary of McLaren Mumbai to the expanding retailer network here in the Asia Pacific region. India remains an important market where our fans and select clientele can enjoy the best of McLaren in Mumbai. Looking ahead, we will shortly welcome the Artura to India, the all-new high-performance hybrid supercar.”

An event commemorating the opening will be set for the second half of 2022.

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Lalit Choudary, McLaren Mumbai, said: “It is an honour to be appointed as McLaren Automotive’s first retail partner in India – McLaren Mumbai. As a globally renowned supercar manufacturer, McLaren is the pinnacle of modern supercar luxury. We look forward to opening the McLaren Mumbai retail experience and offering McLaren customers an outstanding opportunity to engage with the brand and to be part of the McLaren owners’ community.”

Analysts pinpoint India as a high population market with very good long-term automotive demand prospects.