The 2017 Mercedes CLA facelift has arrived in India for homologation, ahead of its official launch expected later in the year.
According to Import Data, Mercedes-Benz India has imported both the CLA 200 petrol and 220d diesel for homologation purposes. The 2017 Mercedes CLA facelift was announced at the New York International Auto Show earlier this year. The luxury sedan is expected to be priced at Rs. 36.48 lakh on road (New Delhi).
The 2017 Mercedes CLA facelift gets subtle tweaks for a fresh look. It features a revised diamond grille up front finished in black and a new black bumper, whereas the rear is tweaked for a fresh look and is hard to tell from the current model. It will also get new alloy wheels.
The interiors of the luxury sedan are upgraded with new features. It gets an updated new upholstery, chrome inserts, updated instrument cluster and a larger 8-inch floating infotainment screen. Furthermore, features like performance LED headlamps, Active Brake Assist, and hands-free access are being offered as optional.
Engine options will remain the same on the India-spec 2017 Mercedes CLA facelift with petrol power coming from the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that currently produces 181bhp at 5500rpm and 300Nm of torque between 1200-4000rpm. Diesel power comes from the 2.2-litre four-cylinder oil burner that belts out 134bhp between 3200-4000rpm and 300Nm of torque between 1400-3000rpm. Both units come paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission.
The 2017 Mercedes CLA facelift is likely to arrive at Indian dealerships towards the end of this year or in early 2017. Much like the current version, the compact luxury sedan will be locally assembled at the automaker's Chakan facility.