Slight delay on debut date for new Mercedes CLA

The next-generation version of the smallest Mercedes-Benz four-door car has recently been seen undergoing road tests. The CLA was expected to be on display at the recent motor show in Frankfurt; however, development has fallen slightly behind schedule. The word is that despite the delays, we can expect to see the car in the showrooms shortly.

The new version is expected to be known as the Mercedes-Benz CLA 2017 and will probably have features not too dissimilar to the 'new' A-Class. Along with one or two innovations in the cabin, the technology on display in the CLA will include LED lights at the back and clusters to replace the bi-xenon headlights. There should also be some slight adjustments to the back and front bumpers.

Inside the cabin will be what you would anticipate any Mercedes luxury car to deliver. Expect to see galvanised switches and the eight-inch infotainment system., which will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

When it comes to the line-up of engines, there will be a carry-on from the new version of the A-Class, including the top-of-the-range 45 AMG. This will now deliver 381hp and a mean 475Nm of torque.

As yet Mercedes has not given much away about the progress of the CLA; however, it is expected to be in the line-up for the Geneva Motor Show next year, although this has not been officially confirmed.