The Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan was first unveiled in the international market in June last year. The Indian launch is expected to happen by 2021, reported by Autocar India.
What should be clarified is that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class will not be the substitute for the Mercedes-Benz CLA which has just marked its refresh release in January 2019. There is no confirmation revealing that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan or the renewed Mercedes CLA will make their entries to the Indian market or not but if can, it is necessary to have a least one model to be locally assembled in the country for the sake of higher sale volumes.
The new Mercedes-Benz A-class is anticipated to be locally assembled in India
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class comes to join with the fourth-gen A-Class and the second-gen CLA to be manufactured on the MFA2 platform. Internationally, the compact sedan measures 4,549 mm in length, 1,796 mm in width, 1,446 mm in height along with 2,729 mm of the wheelbase. On the exterior front, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan features Multibeam LED headlamps, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lamps, panoramic sunroof and more. On the inside, the all-new sedan offers a 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system activated by voice commander “Hey Mercedes”, multifunctional steering, wireless charger, ambient interior lighting, etc.
A host of advanced features will be added to the overall premium quotient of the sedan
Under the bonnet, the India-spec Mercedes A-Class will likely to get the power from 2 powertrain options. A 163hp, 1.5-litre A 200 petrol engine sends the power output to the front wheels via a 7-speed DCT or dual-clutch automatic transmission and claims an acceleration of 8.1 seconds. The 1.5-litre A 180d diesel burner also powers the E-Class sibling and comes to produce the maximum power of the 116 hp. In the global space, apart from these two engines, Mercedes makes the car available with 4 other engine models including:
A 220 - 190 hp 2.0-litre petrol engine, 7-speed dual-clutch AT, Four-wheel-drive
A 220 4MATIC - 190 hp 2.0-litre petrol engine, 7-speed dual-clutch AT, All-wheel-drive
A 250 - 224 hp 2.0-litre petrol engine, 7-speed dual-clutch AT, Four-wheel-drive
A 250 4MATIC - 224hp 2.0-litre petrol engine 7-speed dual-clutch AT, All-wheel-drive
The Indian launch of the A-class is set to be commenced about two years after the global launch. Price of the new sedan is expected to stand at around INR 40 Lakh (ex-showroom, India).