Set would be Schrägheck-Limousine, Stufenheck-Limousine, Coupé or even CLA, B-Class, GLA and GLB. For the remaining two variants, the CLA was added to the two-door coupe and the CLA Shooting Brake, which had been built so far.
“Shape and body remain when you reduce beads and lines extremely, we have the courage to implement this purism,” says Designchef Gorden Wagener. “In conjunction with perfect proportions and sensual surface design, the next generation of the compact class has the potential to initiate a new design era.”
In any case, CLA and A-Class come from the same family, so the clear announcement by Mercedes-Designchef Gorden Wagener applies to both series: “Design is also the art of omission: the time of the beading is over.” In the future, overlapping and angled surfaces are used instead. They are intended to outline the body body by light and shadow as well as emphasize the proportions. More detailed information will be available in September 2017 at the Frankfurt Automess IAA, where the new A-Class could debut.