A recent report from Autocar India confirms that the luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz will introduce its A-Class sedan to the Indian market at 2020 Auto Expo.
A recent report from Autocar India confirms that the luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz will introduce its A-Class sedan into the Indian market at 2020 Auto Expo. Exact details of the car India-spec A-Class sedan are not out yet, but we can confirm that the carmaker will locally assemble the car at their Chakan facility. Furthermore, new upcoming models, like new-gen GLA and CLA, will be based on the same platform. There are also a few rumours floating around that the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan will replace the ongoing CLA in the company’s portfolio. The current CLA suffers from poor interior space because its raked roofline consumes the rear space, but the company has recently confirmed that they will launch the next-gen CLA in India in 2020.
India-spec A-Class sedan will be locally assembled at Mercedes-Benz's Chakan facility
All the upcoming three cars - A-Class, CLA, and GLA - will be based on the company’s MFA platform. The cars will share a lot of hardware among each other when they will arrive in the Indian market as CKD (Complete Knocked Down) units. Some of the shared parts include bits of the interior, along with steering and infotainment unit. Once can expect the A-Class sedan to be priced between Rs 30-40 lakh (ex-showroom). In international markets, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is offered in long-wheelbase form. We expect the India-spec premium sedan to be offered in standard 2,792mm wheelbase version.
We expect the India-spec premium sedan to be offered in standard (2,792m)m wheelbase version
On both the outside and inside, the upcoming A-Class sedan will borrow design cues from the all-new crop of Mercedes vehicles. Mechanical specs of the car are also not revealed, but the international-spec A-Class is offered with a diesel and a petrol powertrain. The petrol mill puts out 137 PS of power and 224 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the oil-burner belts out power and torque outputs of 117 PS and 190 Nm. Moreover, this year Mercedes will launch new-gen GLE, an all-electric EQC, all-new GLE coupe, all-new GLS, and the four-door AMG GT.