Next-Gen Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake Possibly Coming to U.S.

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Next Mercedes CLA Wagon May Reach North AmericaDrew Dorian - Car and Driver
  • Mercedes-Benz’s next CLA-class offering could include an electric shooting brake (a.k.a. station wagon) for North America.

  • During an interview at the 2024 CES show in Las Vegas, the automaker’s Chief Technology Officer told Car and Driver it could come to the States.

  • The CLA sedan and its wagon sibling will both ride on the company’s new MMA architecture when it reaches production, likely sometime in 2025.

Mercedes-Benz is on the cusp of releasing an all-new generation of its CLA-class compact car, this time with both gasoline and electric powertrain options.

In an interview at the 2024 CES in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz Group's Chief Technology Officer Markus Schäfer told a group of journalists that a hatchback/wagon-style "shooting brake" body style would continue to be part of the CLA lineup.

For the past two generations, the CLA-class Shooting Brake model has been withheld from the U.S. market due to low interest in a station wagon variant. But that could change this time around.