An IndianAutosBlog.com reader has passed on pictures of the C-Class facelift sitting in a yard somewhere in India. The location of these pictures are not clear, but this is undoubtedly the new C-Class which we expect in September-October period. The variant spied is the C200 Avantgarde with all the bells and whistles.
The C-Class is Mercedes’ best selling model. In the period of January-June 2011, the C-Class became the company’s flagship car by registering a 88% growth by reaching 1,746 customers compared to 928 units last year.
About 2,000 new components have been changed on the new C-Class compared to the outgoing car. The front-end has been completely revised with a new peeled back headlamps and a light-weight aluminium hood is installed. The rear bumper and one-piece jewel case type tail light are new.
On the inside, the dashboard has been redesigned with new materials and new safety systems have been included including Attention Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Park Assist incl. PARKTRONIC, Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist.
Existing engines will be carried over, but new introductions are also possible.