Stories by JOSEPH UNDU
While the classic Mercedes-Benz CLS- whose design concept has generated more than its fair share of imitators since its debut in 2003 is still enthralling the world, further design development has given birth to the unmistakable looking Mercedes-Benz CLA. The powerfully dynamic design and interplay between concave and convex surfaces give the CLA its striking features.
The Authorised Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, Weststar, is set to introduce this four door coupe with its breathtakingly sporty proportions into the auto market. Drivers and passengers are bound to be drawn to its
prominent features which include, the bonnet embedded in the front end with power domes and the diamond radiator grille.
The light modules and LEDs behind the headlamp cover glass have been arranged in such a way as to create the characteristic “flare effect” for the daytime driving lights and indicators. This light signet defines the car’s energetic appearance and shapes a new Mercedes face.
According to Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, “The CLA is a car that does not confuse mid-range with mediocrity. Its powerful design underscores the sporty side of the Mercedes-Benz brand.”
The gently sloping roof contour and the pronounced, hallmark curvature of the rear window provides the CLA with a coupé-style character from the rear, too.
The athletic impression from the rear results from the drawn-in C-pillars in conjunction with the shoulder muscle over the rear wheel arch linings.
The tail lights are framed by the muscular lines of the shoulders which extend into the rear end, the horizontal orientation of the lights emphasizing the rear’s powerful and aesthetic breadth.
A large panoramic sliding sunroof is optionally available. This sunroof consists of a fixed polycarbonate cover at the front, a moving element made of mineral.