With just days to go before the 2012 Beijing Motor Show kicks off, the official images of the new Mercedes CSC concept have hit the German website. The Concept Style Coupe (CSC) may roll out as the 2013 version of the CLA that may make it into production
Mercedes is expected to position the CLA below the C-Class in its portfolio as we had reported earlier. On the first look, the CLC has a glimpse of the CLS and the A-Class concept that made debut at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi.
Mercedes has plans to launch the production variant in North America and China markets, before launching it in India, where it will be launched alongside several other products that will be positioned below the C-Class. There were also reports of Mercedes launching the new A-Class and B-Class for India, to battle for top position as luxury auto manufacturer.
The CLC will share the fresh MFA platform with the Mercedes new A-Class and B-Class Sports Tourer. We had previously brought you the news of the German automaker launching the SUV, dubbed the GLC on the same platform.
Looking at other entry level cars in the Mercedes lineup, the CLC is expected to be powered from a 2.0-litre inline, four-cylinder turbo diesel, good for a 200 hp. Mated to the motor is a 7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission and the CLC will run on all fours.
Mercedes will employ the Hungary facility for manufacturing the CLC, and it will roll out as the CLA model in the 2014 year. For more from the Mercedes CLC and CLA, stay tuned to this page.