Classier CLA: New Mercedes-Benz is better-looking and has a smaller engine

The Mercedes-Benz CLA200 is safer than before, with safety and driving aids, such as Active Lane Keeping Assist, some of which are adopted from the S-class flagship.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA200 is safer than before, with safety and driving aids, such as Active Lane Keeping Assist, some of which are adopted from the S-class flagship.PHOTOS: DAIMLER
The Mercedes-Benz CLA200 is safer than before, with safety and driving aids, such as Active Lane Keeping Assist, some of which are adopted from the S-class flagship.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA200 is safer than before, with safety and driving aids, such as Active Lane Keeping Assist, some of which are adopted from the S-class flagship.PHOTOS: DAIMLER

New Mercedes-Benz CLA200 is better-looking and has a smaller engine and highly interactive multimedia system

Mercedes-Benz calls its second-generation CLA a coupe, even if it remains a four-door saloon.

The car is longer, wider and lower than the first CLA introduced in 2013. Being wider, it is more hunkered down.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2019, with the headline 'Classier CLA'. Print Edition | Subscribe