Mercedes Benz To Launch A-Class On 30th May
Mercedes Benz is expected to launch the hotly awaited new A-Class hatchback in the Indian market on the 30th of May. Foraying into a relatively unexplored segment, the luxury hatchback is expected to make waves when it hits the market, as suggested by the success it has enjoyed in Europe earlier this year.
The new A-Class has a very striking design and will surely turn a lot of heads when it hits the market. A whopping 6 inches lower than its predecessor, it continues with Mercedes Benz’s new direction in styling, bringing forth a bold and sporty design. The low and sloping roofline along with the long hood impart the hatch an athletic stance and the ducted rear bumper as well as the diffuser add character to the well sculpted rear end. Flaunting a massive three-pointed star on the newly designed radiator grille with pride, the attention-seeking A-Class is all in all, very easy on the eyes.
Coming to the important bits under the hood, the A-Class is expected to have two engines on offer at its launch. A 1.6 -litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 122bhp and a 1.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine churning out 109 bhp and 250Nm of torque are the most likely variants we’ll see in India, although Mercedes Benz has given no confirmation yet.
Shortly after the launch of the B-Class Tourer, the A-Class will be Mercedes’ cheapest car on sale in India, at an estimated price of Rs. 18-20 Lakh. It will directly compete with BMW’s Mini Cooper line of cars, and later with the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 when they go on sale in India. The A-Class seems a very promising prospect at a competitive price and we can’t wait to see it on Indian roads. This exciting new luxury hatchback segment may very well shape the 3 German automotive giants’ fortunes in India in the coming years.