Mercedes A Class facelift to launch in India on December 8 - IAB Report

01/12/2015 - 16:00 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Likely to retain its existing powertrain. 

Mercedes-Benz India has confirmed the launch of the Mercedes A Class facelift for December 8. Revealed in June this year, the A Class facelift gets minor cosmetic and mechanical updates, though Mercedes-Benz India is unlikely to alter the powertrain of the hatchback.

Mercedes A Class facelift front quarter at the 2015 Thailand Motor Expo
The A Class facelift gets optional LED headlights.

Aside from redesigned front and rear bumpers, the A Class facelift gets optional LED headlights, new LED bands in its taillights and new alloy wheel patterns. Inside, the hatchback gains a new 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink, new upholstery and trim colors and a new three-spoke steering wheel (already seen on the CLA in India).

For the Indian market, the A Class facelift would continue with its 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and the 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, both paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The petrol engine is good for 120 hp and 200 Nm, whereas the diesel churns 134 hp and 300 Nm of torque.

Mercedes A Class facelift dashboard at the 2015 Thailand Motor Expo
Both, petrol and diesel variants of the A Class get a 7-speed transmission as standard.

Despite being on sale since June 2013, the A Class continues to be imported through the CBU route, whereas newer NGC (New Generation Compact) cars like the GLA and CLA have found assembly lines at Mercedes-Benz India's Chakan plant in Pune. The A Class facelift rounds up the brand's '15 launches in 2015' strategy.

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The A Class facelift seen in these images is on showcase at the 2015 Thailand Motor Expo which opened its doors today.

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