Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake Planned


The Mercedes-Benz CLA will get a Shooting Brake variant, but it won’t be heading to North America.

It has been long rumored for a couple of years now that the CLA’s front-wheel architecture would spawn an SLA roadster, but the German automaker will instead follow in the footsteps of its CLS model by giving the CLA a Shooting Brake model.

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Unfortunately, since Shooting Brake models are perceived as wagons in North America, Mercedes has no plans on bringing the CLA Shooting Brake to the U.S. The recent news that an S-Class Convertible is on the way means that Mercedes has opted to invest into a higher-end roadster that will deliver far more profit, rather than an SLA baby roadster.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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