First production Mercedes-Benz CLA rolls off the assembly line
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- 04:23 pm, January 28, 2013
The CLA is expected to make its India-debut later this year.
It’s been little over two weeks since Mercedes-Benz officially unveiled the CLA at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show, and now the first production example has left the assembly line at the company’s facility in Hungary.
Besides Mercedes’ Sport Tourer - the B-Class, the new CLA is the only model to roll out of the relatively new Hungarian production line. According to Mercedes-Benz, a special ceremony at the plant was held by Daimler to celebrate the roll out of the first ever production example.
Based on the latest-gen A-Class, the 4-door CLA keeps most of the distinctive design elements first seen on the Concept Style Coupe revealed at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The front-end of the CLA looks like an exact copy of the new A-Class while the overall profile resembles its bigger sibling, the CLS. Under the hood, the CLA comes with a range of three engine options: 1.6-litre petrol, 2-litre petrol and a 2.2-litre diesel engine.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA will go on sale in Europe during the first quarter of 2013. Mercedes-Benz India meanwhile is expected to bring the CLA to India by end-2013.
First Published on 04:20 pm, January 28, 2013
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