The extreme end of the premium hatchback segment has seen unprecedented success in India with Mercedes-Benz, in particular, reporting strong demand for the A and B-Class models. The manufacturer promised ’15 in 15′ i.e. 15 new products in 2015 and the final product in this line-up is the A-Class facelift. Earlier this year, the hatchback was given a mild update in international markets which has now made its way into the Indian version. 2015 has been a very good year for the Stuttgart-based manufacturer witnessing tremendous growth in India. The 2016 Mercedes A Class facelift launch is the second by Mercedes-Benz in three weeks, the previous one being the AMG GT S, and you can find out all about the facelift here.
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The Mercedes A Class facelift India launch took place today at an event in Mumbai. This will the last launch for 2015 and the GLS, GLC and other new models will come to India some time in 2016.
The A 180 petrol version is priced at INR 24.95 lacs while the A 200 CDI diesel has an ex-showroom, Mumbai price of INR 25.95 lacs.
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- Restyled Bumpers
- Optional LED headlamps
- Reprofiled taillamps
- Integrated exhaust
- Mercedes’s diamond grille will be carried over to the faelifted model
- 8.0 inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Mirrorlink software
- Revised steering
- Tweaked instrument cluster
- New materials and colour choices for the cabin
- Optional mood lighting system
- Dynamic Select system with three drive modes – Eco, Sport and Comfort
- Mercedes Benz Apps – Mercedes-Benz Apps provide internet connectivity through apps like Tunein Radio, Weather, Mercedes-Benz Radio, RSS Newsfeeds HRS Hotel search, News and Morningstar® finance.
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Engine and transmission options have been carried over from the outgoing version. The A 180 petrol is powered by a 1595cc engine which churns out 121 bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The A 200 CDI, on the other hand, is powered by a 2143cc diesel motor which puts out 134 bhp and 300 Nm. Both engined will come mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The AMG’d A45 will not be offered in India for the time being
Mr. Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “We couldn’t have concluded the product offensive of 2015 with a better product. As the most progressive model in the compact luxury segment, the A-Class has been instrumental in making Mercedes-Benz brand more youthful. The A-Class pioneered ‘compact luxury’ in India and with the new A-Class we have just raised the benchmark even higher. We are confident that the new A-Class will continue to remain on top of customers’ preference as it offers an unmatched package comprising dynamic sporty design, high grade selections of equipment, class leading performance, world-class infotainment system and uncompromised safety features. We made the A-Class even more appealing and ready for our dynamic new generation customers.”
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