The representative of Mercedes stressed that more sporty appearance and handling of the CLA will attract more buyers.
Mercedes is preparing a new generation of liftback CLA to debut in 2019.
The model is tested in the harsh conditions of the Arctic circle.
The novelty will be built on the MFA architecture that is designed specifically for vehicles of the compact class. Due to the new platform, a new generation CLA will increase in size, and its interior will be roomier.
Mercedes-Benz CLA will get the same engines as the new A-Class. Among them will be a new 1.4-litre petrol unit, which is developed jointly with Renault. Power gasoline and diesel engines will range from 120 to 230 horsepower. For buyers of the model CLA can also offer a hybrid powertrain with A-Class.
The representative of Mercedes stressed that more sporty appearance and handling of the CLA will attract more buyers. The representative cited the success models of the CLS and E-Class as evidence for this trend. Therefore, a new generation CLA and A-Class will be more sporty.
Inside the Mercedes will introduce a new touch control infotainment system, using the Comand system of the sixth generation. In salon there will be new integrated screen and digital dashboard of the new type.