Arriving after all: New Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake caught on camera

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Mercedes-Benz is expanding its portfolio faster than we can keep track of it. One of the next newcomers is the next-generation CLA Shooting Brake, which has now been photographed for the first time.

Mercedes-Benz has been saying for some time now that its compact model family will consist of eight models. The direct interpretation of that plan is not completely clear, but we can now confirm that the line-up will indeed include a replacement for the CLA Shooting Brake.

That is striking, because Mercedes-Benz crossed the Shooting Brake variant from the CLS variants list when it presented a new generation. Thanks to a video on the YouTube channel of walkoART, we can now see the first camouflaged prototype of the new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake will be officially unveiled (probably at the Geneva motor show) after the new CLA premiere next year, a yet to be revealed new generation of the somewhat sporty lined sedan which will join the other four-door model in the compact family, the A-Class sedan.

The new CLA Shooting Brake will again receive a strongly sloping roofline. Once on the market, the new Mercedes faces a striking and unexpected opponent. Kia recently added the Proceed to its range, also a slick lined station wagon with a sporty agenda (and a much lower price).

The compact Mercedes family will eventually consist of the already known A-Class, the recently presented B-Class, a new seven-seater crossover (GLB) and a new GLA. Whether Mercedes-Benz also counts the fully electric E QA , expected in 2019, remains to be seen. That could theoretically be the eighth model in the compact range.