Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz has added the CLA Shooting Brake to the CLA compact car range.

The Shooting Brake is the fifth body variant in the range.

Mercedes-Benz says that some 375,000 A-, B-, CLA- and GLA-Class vehicles, more compact models than ever before, were sold in the first ten months of 2014. More than a fifth of the compact cars built by Mercedes-Benz are sold in Germany, with the UK and Italy the next-largest markets.

The company says that the introduction of the new compact car models has seen the Mercedes-Benz brand "become palpably younger in appeal" and that around the world, the average age of its customers has fallen.

In total, some 900,000 vehicles of the new generation of compact models have now been sold, including 100,000 CLA models. The conquest sales rate for the CLA worldwide stands at around 50%, Mercedes says.

The CLA Shooting Brake is built at the company's plant in Kecskémet, Hungary. The CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake was also announced on 25 November and will have its public debut at the Geneva motor show in March. European market deliveries of both models will commence later that month.