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Mercedes Benz A-Class

The fourth generation A-Class will come bearing several exterior and interior updates

Mercedes Benz is certainly the most popular luxury automotive around the world. In India the German automaker has taken an aggressive expansion strategy to grab the large potential market. The A-Class from the company’s lineup is the entry level model, which is specially built for those who are seeking their first taste of luxury cars. This model has been built to attract the young customers precisely.

Mercedes Benz introduced the first generation A-Class in 1997, which couldn’t garner much attraction. Later, when the second generation model came in 2004, the car grabbed eyeballs. Last year in 2015 the German luxury automobile brand introduced the third generation of the A-Class to the Indian market. Now the fourth generation of the Mercedes Benz A-Class has been spotted testing somewhere in Europe, which would reach Indian shores sometime around 2018. In India the car will attract the young customers, who look forward to get the first taste of luxury automobiles.

The third generation A-Class launched in India sports a very much urban and stylish guise. The styling has been done keeping the urban customers need in mind, while the interior offers the delicate touch of premium luxury features and comfort. Being a hatchback this car offers compactness which is very much convenient in Indian congested city roads. Moreover the global styling is very much appealing to the customers. Here let’s take a look, how the 2018 Mercedes Benz A-Class is going to be like.

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OVERVIEW 2018 Mercedes Benz A-Class

2018 Mercedes Benz A-Class

The fourth generation A-Class will come bearing several exterior and interior updates

Mercedes Benz is certainly the most popular luxury automotive around the world. In India the German automaker has taken an aggressive expansion strategy to grab the large potential market. The A-Class from the company’s lineup is the entry level model, which is specially built for those who are seeking their first taste of luxury cars. This model has been built to attract the young customers precisely.

Mercedes Benz introduced the first generation A-Class in 1997, which couldn’t garner much attraction. Later, when the second generation model came in 2004, the car grabbed eyeballs. Last year in 2015 the German luxury automobile brand introduced the third generation of the A-Class to the Indian market. Now the fourth generation of the Mercedes Benz A-Class has been spotted testing somewhere in Europe, which would reach Indian shores sometime around 2018. In India the car will attract the young customers, who look forward to get the first taste of luxury automobiles.

The third generation A-Class launched in India sports a very much urban and stylish guise. The styling has been done keeping the urban customers need in mind, while the interior offers the delicate touch of premium luxury features and comfort. Being a hatchback this car offers compactness which is very much convenient in Indian congested city roads. Moreover the global styling is very much appealing to the customers. Here let’s take a look, how the 2018 Mercedes Benz A-Class is going to be like.

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June 10, 2016 10:10
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OVERVIEW 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The first generation A-Class was definitely not successful when it was introduced back in the year 1997, so Mercedes had to go back to their drawing board and redesign a new car from scratch. The result was the second generation A-Class introduced back in 2004 which was loaded with plenty of safety features and also new engines under its hood but it still was a semi hit amongst the crowd. Thus in order to make their entry level compact offering work Mercedes introduced the third generation model in 2012 and it was based on the concept A-Class which was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Auto show.

The new generation compact hatchback was way ahead of its predecessors in terms of styling and comfort factor. The luxury hatchback was also larger than its predecessors which naturally resulted in more interior room as well. This hatchback as you all know is a direct competitor to the BMW 1 Series, Volvo V40 and also the Audi A3 hatchback (not available in the Indian market).

It has not been long that the German premium auto manufacturer has introduced the A-Class in our market but now we already have some good news for the Merc fans, recently they have taken the covers of the new A-Class which actually is a mid cycle refresh and comes with many new and exclusive features.

What defines the new A-Class from the rest of the competition is its youthful styling complemented by dynamic lines, coupe like windows and offcourse! Some of the inputs taken directly from the concept model showcased back at 2012 Geneva Auto show. The car is still based on the same platform which also supports the B, GLA, and the CLA Class. Available with plenty of engine options and in front wheel drive layout the new model surely gets some new features while the engines are carried over from the previous car with minor improvements.

As of now the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is available with two engine options for India and we have provided you all the information about the changes that you will notice in the existing engines too.

Update 8.12.15:- Mercedes-Benz launched the facelift A-Class in India today. The prices and rest of the details has been updated in this review.

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December 8, 2015 06:45
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class Facelift Launched; Priced At INR. 24.95 Lakhs

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Facelift Launched; Priced At INR. 24.95 Lakhs

AS promised earlier Mercedes-Benz launched the facelift A-Class in India today priced at INR. 24.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the A180 Sport petrol variant while the diesel A 200d is priced at INR. 25.95 lakhs(ex showroom Delhi).

The facelift A-Class gets minor cosmetic updates which come in the form of a new redesigned front bumper which gets new integrated air intakes while the headlamp too has been revised and n ow there is also optional LED headlamps too on offer with the facelift model. There are no noticeable changes that you will find towards the side profile apart from new redesigned wheels but walk towards the rear of the premium hatchback and you will find that it gets new redesigned rear bumpers and also integrated duel exhausts. The rear taillamps also gets differently designed LED units.

The interior of the new A-Class gets few upgrades of its own which includes a three spoke steering wheel which also gets 12 functional buttons as well along with a shift lever finished in leather. The instrument cluster in particular gets multifunctional; color display and improved graphics. The speedometer and the rev counter get fine scale graduation which helps in giving out accurate readings. Apart from all these the dashboard also gets new colors and materials as well to keep things fresh last but not the least the switches too gets galvanized. The infotainment system on the dashboard also has been updated and gets an optional 8.0-inch screen complete with COMAND infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink software to integrated Smartphone.

December 8, 2015 05:45
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Mercedes Benz Launches Edition 1 A Class And B Class in India

Mercedes Benz Launches Edition 1 A Class And B Class in India

Mercedes-Benz Launched the ’Edition 1’ A-Class and B-Class in India today. Only 100 of these special edition cars will be sold in India.

The ’Edition 1’ A Class and the B Class has been garnished with some additional features which are not available on the regular A and B Class available in the Indian market. The ’Edition 1’ A and B Class gets few cosmetic upgrades on its exterior which includes a glossy black side view mirrors, decals on the side profile and a specially designed alloy wheels. While on the inside of both the cars you will get an electronically adjustable front passenger seats which are definitely not available on the standard cars and the rear passenger gets two screens and a DVD player apart from the cup holders on the arm rests provided at the rear seat.

Both these ’Edition 1’ A Class and the B Class are available only with diesel engine options and has the same diesel engines which are available with the standard A180CDI and B180 CDI. Thus both of them are powered by the same 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine which produces about 107 bhp of peak power at 5000 Rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1250 Rpm, the engines on the A and B Class is mated with a 7G-DCT or a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. These Edition 1 cars are available in White, silver and red colors.

The A Class ’Edition 1’ has been priced at INR 26.1 Lakhs while the Edition 1 B Class has been priced at INR 28.75, (Ex showroom Mumbai).

June 24, 2014 12:38
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2013 Mercedes Benz A class

2013 Mercedes Benz A class

Mercedes Benz has recently launched the A class here in the Indian market and this is the cheapest car which wears the three pointed star in its front. The Mercedes A class is basically a hatchback and this is the second hatch which Mercedes Benz launched in India after the B class last year.

Merc has tried to break away from their classy avatar and wanted to create something more appealing and youthful which will attract mostly the young generation of the Country and if you look at the new A class you will surely agree with me that they have achieved success, the aggressive design and the sporty engine of the A class has already made it a hit in the overseas market now that it has finally arrived in the Indian market, so let’s find out how it scores.

The Mercedes Benz A class is launched in both Petrol and Diesel variants. The Petrol engine is powered by a 4cylinder, 1595cc direct-injection turbo-petrol engine which generates maximum power of 122bhp at 5000rpm and 20.39kgm of torque at 1250-4000rpm, whereas the diesel engine generates 80 KW of maximum power and 250 NM of maximum torque. The figures really sound interesting; let’s find out all the details about this new hatchback.

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June 12, 2014 13:48
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Mercedes Benz small cars are in demand here in India

Mercedes Benz small cars are in demand here in India

Gone are the days when a person sitting in a Mercedes Benz would usually be a businessman or a wealthy pensioner. Mercedes’ entry level range in India consists of the A-Class and B-Class. Both of these cars have been recently introduced in the market with prices starting at just over INR 20 lakh.

For a hatchback, that is a lot. But, this is the segment that has brought new customers to the brand. With changing times and the introduction of new, attractive cars even younger buyers are looking at Mercedes-Benz as an option, this according to Mercedes-Benz themselves.

The first quarter of 2014 was the best in terms of sales for the German brand. Out of the 2,554 units sold during this time, 510 units of A-Class and B-Class combined were dispatched to their owners. Now, that’s 20 percent of the total number of cars sold during the period.

This shows how important the entry-level premium segment has become for the company. It not only has brought new customers to the brand, but also in substantial numbers.

At present, both the A-Class and B-Class are imported as CBUs. With demand for the models rising, Mercedes could be looking at shifting to local assembly soon. The company is already in the process of doubling their plant capacity which could be used to assembly premium hatchbacks in the near future.

April 16, 2014 02:25
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Soaring Demand For Merc's new A-Class and B-Class

Soaring Demand For Merc’s new A-Class and B-Class

Looks like the 3-pointed Star’s "little" gamble has finally paid off as recent reports suggest the the demand for the new A-Class and B-Class are going up, with customers waiting an average of 2 months for their car. Who would’ve thought?

Since these two models are imported through CBU route, with this soaring demand, Mercedes-Benz India has requested the Stuttgart HQ to prioritize and allocate more stock to the Indian market.

How good is the demand, you ask? Mercedes hasn’t disclosed any exact figures but we do know that they’ve managed to snag 400 bookings of the A-Class, 10 days prior to its launch

"When we launched the A Class there were doubts if India was ready for such compact luxury cars. Going by our experience, we can say India is ready. Today one out of every four Mercedes-Benz cars sold in India is a compact car." said a happy Mr Eberhard Kern, MD & CEO of M-B India.

Even we had such doubts, but given the fact that the Germans have engineered an amazing product that stays true to their core values in a compact nutshell, the two models were destined for fame.

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August 17, 2013 13:00
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2013 Mercedes A-class

2013 Mercedes A-class

Most new cars are merely an evolution over their predecessors. The general idea being why change anything if it’s a successful formula. The previous generation Mercedes A-class wasn’t the success the manufacturer had hoped for which meant Mercedes had to go back to the drawing board and completely reinvent and re-ink the car. The result is that the all new Mercedes A-class represents a revolution for its maker asMercedes seems to have acknowledged that they misjudged the direction that it was heading with the previous A-class. The 2012 A-class which could come into India next year is aimed at the yet untapped group of younger customers who until now favoured cars like the Audi A1 andBMW 1-series. According to the manufacturer the new A-class is highly contemporary and is exactly what younger car buyers now seek - a compact but high-quality car with plenty of badge recognition. There’s a broad range of petrol and diesel engines, a wide range of trim options and for the international market Mercedes is including the aggressive AMG Sport. If launched, prices for the Mercedes A-class in India would start from around Rs20 lakh.

July 25, 2012 11:03
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Mercedes Benz confirms A-class based compact SUV to take on the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3

Mercedes Benz confirms A-class based compact SUV to take on the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3

Mercedes Benz has confirmed the development of an A-class based SUV to rival the Audi Q3 andBMW X1. This will mark the entry of the manufacturer in the premium compact crossover segment and Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche made the announcement during a conference at Mercedes’ plant in Germany. Speaking on the occasion Zetsche said, "This start of production marks a further milestone in our Mercedes-Benz 2020 growth strategy. The A-Class represents our offensive in the compact segment." "And there is more to come: The compact SUV will be the third model we will build here in Rastatt."

The upcoming A-class SUV will likely be named GLA and will share a four-cylinder diesel and petrol engine line up with the hatchback model. The name GLA is based on Mercedes philosophy – where GL stands for SUV and the A denoting its small size. No details about the launch have been confirmed and we expect it not to be production ready before 2014. The compact SUV though might make debut in concept form at one of the Motor Shows next year.

According to the manufacturer since the start of sales of the A-class it has received more than 40000 orders, while it has already delivered over 70000 B-class vehicles since its launch in November 2011. Mercedes-Benz has said that it will invest further US$731 million in 2012 and next year for a second wave of expansion in addition to the US$731 million it has already spent for the production of the new compact models.

The new model is aimed at the youth and is more dynamic to look at and to drive, and clearly aimed at a younger audience. The compact SUV will have a more upright stance with a diamond grille and Xenon headlights. The compact crossover is one of the missing links in the Mercedes range and this segment has seen significant growth in recent past and Mercedes has been losing numbers to its German rivals due to lack of an appropriate product.

July 18, 2012 10:01
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Mercedes A-class revealed. India launch probably in 2013

Mercedes A-class revealed. India launch probably in 2013

Mercedes has unveiled third-generation A-class at the Geneva Motor Show and the hatch could well make it into India by 2013. The five-door hatchback would be initially sold only in Europe and when launched it will compete with the Audi A3 and the BMW 1-series. When the A-class comes to India it would be priced in the region of 20lakhs.

March 7, 2012 11:24
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