Next-generation (2021) Mercedes C-Class Spied, India Bound

by Kshitij Rawat | 20/04/2020
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The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be sleeker and sharper-looking, and might be powered by a petrol/electric hybrid engine.

A test mule of the next-generation Mercedes Benz C-Class was spied during testing earlier in Germany. The exterior as well the interior of the new car are visible in the spy pictures. Compared to the current-generation model, the new car sports a lot of changes.

Mercedes C-Class spied during road test | walkoARTvideos

In terms of dimensions, the new-generation Mercedes C-Class (codenamed W206) looks the same as the previous model, but there seem to be plenty of design updates. The new model also has sleek-looking triangular headlamps angled towards the grille, as opposed to the bulbous, rounded headlamps on the current model. The front grille has one giant slat running horizontally from end to end, with the three-star logo in the middle and multiple underlying vertical slats behind it. The front bumper has also been redesigned, with re-positioned fog lamps.

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The side profile of the car reveals new alloy wheels, with chunkier five-spoke design and diamond-cut finish. At the rear, the tail lamps are also new, sleeker than before. These now get a straight LED strip instead of a boomerang LED unit for the brake lights. The rear bumper and tailgate have also been redesigned to look sharper than before.

2021 Mercedes C Class next-generation spied - rear angle

The rear section of the car look sportier than before

The interior sports major changes over the current generation model. While the 2019 Mercedes C-Class features a part-analogue-part-digital instrument console, the new one will have a fully-digital console. The dashboard design is also different, with the infotainment screen being moved down instead of projecting upwards from the top of the dash. The AC vents are similar in design as the previous car, but have been pushed slightly upwards.

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Mercedes-Benz will soon be revising its product portfolio internationally, followed by the same in India soon after. The next-gen Mercedes Benz C-Class is expected to be officially unveiled before the year ends, and might go on sale in India during the first quarter of 2021. We’re not sure about the engines that would be offered, but we expect one petrol/electric hybrid to make its way into the lineup, along with at least one diesel engine option on offer.

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