It wasn’t until 2019 that Mercedes-Benz introduced the second generation of the long-roof CLA at the Geneva Motor Show. However, the CLA Shooting Brake is already getting a facelift, and recent sightings confirm that it’s something to look out for in the coming months.
Courtesy of YouTube walkoARTvideos, CLA Shooting Brake facelift seen while driving leisurely on public roads. And like previous sightings, the prototype came with a concealment that tried to hide any minor changes that befell the long-roof coupe.
The front and rear fascia of the updated CLA Shooting Brake will get a makeover. We don’t expect much deviation from the grille but we do rely on a reformed front bumper, especially on the inside to keep the design fresh. There may have been tweaks to the headlight graphics, and they’re all well covered in the prototype seen above.
Meanwhile, the rear adapts the same little camouflage wrap around the taillights. Again, there may be adjustments to the chart but nothing we can show you at this time. In the prototype captured by walkoARTvideosThe bumper and diffuser are also covered, unlike the ones we saw in August.
Inside, technological changes are also expected but precise information is still scarce at this point. The automaker’s latest version of the MBUX infotainment system is expected to debut in a facelifted model.
Under the hood, it’s likely Mercedes will sport the same upgrades seen on the recently updated A-Class Hatchback and Sedan, along with the hotter AMG derivative. That means the current 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four will carry over to the 2023 model year but with added oomph that comes from the mild hybrid powertrain setup.
We expect Mercedes-Benz to launch the facelifted four-door and five-door CLA towards the end of the year, so that’s something to look out for in the coming weeks/months.