It's official, Mercedes will present the second generation of its four-door CLA coupe CES of Las Vegas (8 to 11 January 2019). The brand chose this event, which was dedicated to new technologies rather than traditional ones Detroit NAIAS 2019 Show which will take place from the 14th to the 27th of January. More than a matter of timing, CES's hi-tech and trend spirit has been favored over the outskirts of Lake Michigan.
CLA: a mini-CLS?
This new version of the Mercedes CLA is positioned more than ever as a mini CLS. In fact on the photos of our colleagues on the site motor.es, on which the CLA appears almost without camouflage, she takes over all the aesthetic codes of her big sister. In addition, the new Mercedes CLA differs significantly from the A-Class sedan of Mercedes both in terms of the roof and the design of the taillights (presented at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018). At the front, the difference is smaller, but on the bonnet of the CLA is still a double rib, which arouses a distant ancestor: the Mercedes 300 SL!
the new Mercedes CLA will be marketed in the spring of 2019, then rejected in the form of a hunting lodge: Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake. The latter remains the only silhouette of this type in the Mercedes range. In fact the Mercedes CLS Shooting Brake will not be replaced. The brand now prefers the duo Mercedes CLS Coupe 4-door and the Mercedes-AMG GT 4, which is somehow his tailgate variant.
To wait for the CES Las Vegas, Mercedes has just released an official teaser of its future CLA. At the CES 2019, the electric SUV from Mercedes EQC will be used for the first time in North America.