Mercedes-Benz CLA gets a mid-life update, featuring only cosmetic changes. Engine options remain unchanged.
Mercedes-Benz had only launched the CLA in India early last year but to keep it in line with the rest of its models, the Stuttgart-based car maker has now introduced its facelift. The Mercedes-Benz CLA facelift has been priced between Rs 31.40 lakh and Rs 34.68 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Changes to the exterior bring the CLA facelift in line with the A-Class. It gets a revised headlight design, redesigned front and rear bumpers and newly designed lightweight alloy wheels. Mercedes-Benz offers the black diamond grille as standard fitment on all CLA facelift models. The CLA facelift also gets some updates to its interior. Changes to the interior includes new seat fabric and trim parts, and new switchgear and steering wheel. The CLA facelift also gets an updated 8.0-inch COMAND infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Panoramic sunroof is standard.
As far as the mechanicals are concerned, the CLA facelift will continue to sport the same engine options as before – the 2.1-litre diesel motor producing 134bhp and 300Nm. There is also a 2.0-litre gasoline motor on offer which is good for 181bhp and 300Nm. Both these engines come mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.
While the Mercedes-Benz CLA facelift directly competes against the Audi A3, it also has to hold its own against cars like the Skoda Superb. Meanwhile, Audi too is getting the A3 facelift ready for launch early next year.
With the launch of the facelift CLA, Mercedes-Benz has launched 12 products in 2016 as promised. However, the company will launch one more "surprise" product before 2016 comes to a close.
The refreshed Mercedes-Benz CLA is offered in three trim levels - 200d Style, 200d Sport and 200 Sport (Petrol). Heré's the variant wise pricing (ex-showroom, Delhi),
200d Style - Rs 31.40 lakh
200d Sport - Rs 34.68 lakh
200 Sport - Rs 33.68 lakh