Mercedes has unveiled its latest product, the CLA Class sedan at the Detroit Auto Show, an event which Indian Autos Blog covered comprehensively.
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Here is an official video which explains the car while exhibiting it under real world conditions. For starters, the Mercedes CLA Class is essentially an A Class with a boot and a swooping roof line to go with it.
The CLA Class sedan is available with variety of engines and has a maximum power output of 211 bhp. A much powerful AMG version called the CLA 45 AMG will joint the lineup in future.
The front wheel driven CLA is based on the Mercedes MFA architecture like the A and B Classes but benefits from a specifically developed 4-MATIC all wheel drive system which is available as an option.
The stylish sedan looks like a downsized CLS and aims to change Mercedes' image of a middle aged man's manufacturer. Apart from rendering a youthful and cool image to the three pointed star, the sedan is also touted to be a volume generator since it will be the entry level sedan in Mercedes' portfolio, sitting below the C Class.
Given that its hatchback sibling became the most successful model in the company's history, the CLA Class comes with lot of promise.