The new Mercedes A Class will be launched in India on May 30th. The new A Class, which has been spotted testing in India on numerous occasions, is a part of Mercedes India’s strategy to re-gain the leadership it has lost in Indian premium and luxury car market.
The upcoming Mercedes A Class is being previewed to a select audience at various Mercedes India showrooms in India and the latest private launch party was held on Saturday in Chennai.
As is the case with most new Mercedes India launches these days, the initial batch of A Class will come to us via CBU route and will sport an AMG body kit that helps enhance the visual appeal of the already good looking car.
The A Class will be launched with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant of the A Class, which has been christened as the A180, is powered by a 1.6 litre turbo motor that boasts of a max power output of 122 PS. The diesel engine variant, which has been dubbed as the A180 CDI, is powered by a 2.2 litres oil burner which has 119PS of max power and 250nm of peak torque. It may be noted that this engine is also available on the Mercedes C Class and the E Class sedan, wherein iy has an ARAI certified fuel economy of about 20kmpl.
The new A Class will be launched in India for a price that will be undercut by that of many D segment sedans. The car will battle it out against the upcoming 1 Series of cars from BMW and might even lock horns with the Audi A3 hatchback, if and when Audi India decides to bring it here.