To these heights of the life, that something was happening in Mercedes-Benz when they radically changed the conception of the Class not To surprise us. The surprise took them when the new iteration of the compact premium signature became a real success, and catapulted him at the top of the sales charts (among the signatures premium). In addition, this would be the prelude to a new aesthetic language that has employed the firm of the star and that so good results has given them.
in Addition, in the house of Stuttgart is not satisfied with the success of the compact and decided to launch the market CLA. The saloon has little of the firm they opened the gates of heaven (and sales) in markets as important as the united States and China, and has served to many customers that were not interested in acquiring a model of the brand have opted for to enter the mark.
however, in a matter of a couple of years things are going to change in Mercedes-Benz and we believe that in order to much better. The next generation of the Class should be , presented next year and after substitution of the CLA it should not be a long time to change completely. In addition, its arrival to the market will bring other developments that will allow the brand to be more competitive against their rivals.
These models, along with the new B-Class and GLA, will be developed on the evolution of the current platform MFA. With her, we will go to the birth of a saloon compact located a step below the current CLA. This new model will be smaller (around 4,60 meters) and economic that the current CLA. With this they want to to have a cutting pattern to be more traditional (more sedan and less coupe) to increase their sales in the united States and China (although you will also come to other markets).
This new model by the platform on which it is developed (engine in a transverse position to the gear), will have a cabin very spacious. Its range mechanics will be composed by a mix of engines from Mercedes-Benz and the Renault-Nissan Alliance. In addition, it will also feature a hybrid version plug-in, and even an electric version.
To finish, with the idea of reaching a greater number of markets and customers, this model might be manufactured in the plants of Mercedes-Benz in Kecskemet in Hungary, the Daimler-Beijing Automotive (BeijingChina), and the plant that Nissan has in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Mercedes Class CLA (W117)