Mercedes-Benz to produce next-gen CLA and A-Class in Mexico image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to produce the next generation of the CLA and the A-Class in Mexico, at the Nissan plant in Aguascalientes.

Despite the fact that the current A-Class and CLA are anything but old, the car manufacturer is currently considering a new generation of the two models. According to the guys from Manager Magazin, the two vehicles will be produced in Mexico starting with their next generation as Mercedes-Benz will be using the same plant owned by Nissan in Aguascalientes. Besides the two German vehicles, the same plant will also produce an Infiniti variant.

The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been officially unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The model is currently offered in a 5-door hatchback body style and it is a rival for the Audi A3 and for the BMW 1-Series. The same platform gave birth to the compact four-door luxury sedan CLA, which is produced in Kecskemet, Hungary. It has a three engine choice and a two transmission option, with the top of the line version being the CLA45 AMG, with its impressive 355 HP coming from the 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit.