Mercedes CLA Production Increased on Hot Demand

Jason Siu
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mercedes cla production increased on hot demand

If you thought the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class wouldn’t be a success, think again.

The German automaker has released a short statement announcing that production on the CLA-Class would be getting a boost in order to meet worldwide demand. According to Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, production of the CLA “has hardly kept up with the dynamic sales development of our compacts.” Production will be boosted at the automaker’s plant in Hungary with the Mercedes-Benz Kecskemet plant adding a third shift starting in May.

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Mercedes has seen 4,404 units of its CLA-Class move in the U.S. through February and reiterated that its compact car plants are ready to “operate at full steam.” The CLA is available in two models: CLA 250 and CLA 45 AMG. The compact sedan starts from $30,825 while the CLA 45 AMG with the world’s most powerful four-cylinder engine (355 hp, 332 lb-ft of torque) has a starting price tag of $48,375.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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