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Canada Gets a Mercedes-Benz the Americans Can’t Have, A-Class Hatchback

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sandini_power wrote:
Apr 18th, 2018 2:32 pm
Yea I really hope MB will get rid of the CLA/GLA and just stick with the A
I hope the A-class does well
They can't.
CLA is to complete with A3.
GLA is to completed with Q3 and other small CUV.
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If this car comes in at 5k more than the gti it will be a hit. If it's above that I think people will look at other options.
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I read USA is getting the A class sedan for 30k, just like when CLA was introduced there, it was starting at 30k. I think MB Canada will price it competitive considering A class is indeed lowest class and it better be cheaper then CLA which was starting CAD$35k when it came out. But if you spec out a base CLA, you can go high as $50k. So I think base A class hatch starting at $35k will probably go close to that too.
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that may draw lots of potential buy interest then. However, the option package pricing will certainly be higher to make up any base price differences. In other words, people would still be looking at around $40 change before fees & taxes.
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aleks wrote:
Apr 26th, 2018 10:49 am
So MB Canada said this thing will start just under CLA pricing which now starts around $35k. So there it is. UK price has nothing to do with Canadian pricing

http://www.autotrader.ca/expert/2018042 ... z-a-class/
And it's like some of already said.
koffey wrote:
Apr 18th, 2018 11:14 am
So, I guess the question is, is the B-class going to disappear at $35k and the A move in or is the A going to undercut the B and make the B sales disappear? Either way, I think it'll be a hard sell at $40k+.
According to your article, the B is gone. So the cla is 35700 and this is now 35600.
Prices haven’t been announced yet, but Mercedes-Benz Canada officials say it will be priced just below the CLA, which currently starts at $35,700.
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Not worth it.
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Apr 26th, 2018 11:11 am
that may draw lots of potential buy interest then. However, the option package pricing will certainly be higher to make up any base price differences. In other words, people would still be looking at around $40 change before fees & taxes.
+1. Won't be able to buy a base model.
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Feb 11th, 2018 6:39 pm
Interesting. It used to be a Canada exclusive years ago.

Edit: Just checked the website. That's only the electric version. Seems like it's available in small quantities for lease only. You cannot buy the normal version in the U.S. nor can the electric version be purchased outright. If you try MBUSA's build/personalization page, the B-Class is nowhere to be found, even under the Electric/Hybrid section.
When we got the B200 in Canada, the opted to not release it in the US because it was a gutless underpowered box on wheels that MB knew would not sell. When the better B250 came along, they tried it in the US.

I haven't been paying attention but I guess it's been a failure.
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Could see it starting at just Under $35k but most optioned to $40-$45k. Fully loaded being just Under $50k.

Would be a nice GTI alternative with available AWD having a bonus.
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koffey wrote:
Apr 26th, 2018 11:32 am
According to your article, the B is gone. So the cla is 35700 and this is now 35600.
When the CLA is re-designed, I can see them moving that base price upstream to $38-39,9K, maybe even $40k. That will put the lineup at $35,6K for the A, $39K for the CLA, and $44,7K for the C.

The A-class sedan, will "replace" the CLA as an entry-level sedan option, thereby allowing them to take the CLA a bit upstream.
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Apr 27th, 2018 11:42 am
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Okay, I'm not coming back after the trip to Italy to attend a wedding. :)

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