Smallest car in the Mercedes-Benz line-up, A Class was first launched in India in May 2013. Helping Mercedes Benz India reach a new segment of buyers, A Class along with B Class, GLA Class, and CLA Class (their new generation cars), have given the brand a much needed push in the luxury car market.
With the A Class facelift making its global debut hardly a few months ago, Mercedes Benz is all set to offer the car here in India. On 8th December, MB India will launch the new A Class, thus making India amongst the first few markets where the A Class facelift has been launched.
The launch will also be Mercedes Benz India’s 15th launch this year, thus fulfilling their promise of launching 15 cars in 2015, as promised by them at the start of the year.
Speaking about the A Class facelift, it gets a set of new engine options, styling updates and new features in the international markets. In India, sadly only the styling updates and new features will be offered with the new A Class.
The styling updates seen on board the new A Class are in the form of standard diamond pin grille, optional LED headlamps, revised front bumper, new alloys, revised taillight, new diffuser with integrated exhaust tips, and a range of new exterior color options.
Changes on the inside includes updated dashboard design, inspired from the newer GLA/CLA, upgraded COMAND system powering the stand-alone 8 inch screen with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, better quality of materials, revised seats, and new color themes.
Speaking about the engine options on board the new A Class for India, it will be the same as current A Class. Petrol engine will be in the form of a 1.6 liter four cylinder motor generating 122 hp and 200 Nm torque, while diesel motor will be in the form of a 2.1 liter motor generating 136 PS and 300 Nm torque. Price too is expected to be similar, in the range of INR 27-29 lakh.