To distinguish Mercedes-Benz's next-generation CLA from the redesigned A-class sedan due next year, the CLA will get fastback styling said to resemble the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT concept unveiled in March at the Geneva auto show, company sources say.
Crossovers and SUVs might be selling in droves from China to the U.S., but Mercedes-Benz is still experimenting with cars, as seen with the Concept A Sedan. Here's what some journalists are saying about the baby sedan:
BMW wanted to set a new sales record and regain leadership of the large luxury sedan segment after launching the redesigned 7 series in late 2015. It didn't happen last year - but there's always 2017, says Americas chief Ludwig Willisch. There's a lot of ground to make up.
When it goes on sale late this year, the redesigned Mercedes-Benz E-class convertible will have available all-wheel-drive for the first time in the U.S. E-class convertible sales could rival those of the coupe.
Mercedes said its Concept A Sedan hints at another model in its compact-car range. The concept also previews a new styling direction for the brand with fewer lines and more rounded surfaces, design chief Gorden Wagener said.