Mercedes-Benz India has announced the launch of A-Class facelift on December 8, 2015 in the country. New Mercedes-Benz A-Class had its world premiere in June this year, while it comes with a lot of cosmetic and mechanical changes. However, the changes in the India-spec model would be strictly cosmetic. Just so you know, it is the German luxury automaker's 15th launch this year in India under its '15 in 15' strategy for the country.
Talking about the styling changes, the A-Class facelift flaunts redesinged front bumper with optional LED headlamps. In addition, it would also be carrying the Mercedes diamond grille. Coming to the rear end, the facelifted hatch gets a restyled tail-lamp cluster and a new exhaust. Inside the cabin, there is an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Mirrorlink software for smartphone integration. Also, the A-Class facelift is now fitted with a new steering wheel and instrument cluster. One can expect the India-spec model to come with premium features such as automatic climate control and reverse parking camera as standard.
Globally, Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift is offered with Mercedes' Dynamic Select system, which comprises of three driving modes: Eco, Sport and Comfort. The German luxury automajor might introduce the A-Class facelift in India with this feature. Mechanically, the hatch won't see any changes, whatsoever. It would be powered by the same set of petrol and diesel engines as the current model. Both the engines would be paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. For those asking, Mercedes-Benz A-Class lock horns with the likes of BMW 1-series and Volvo V40 in India.