The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a compact premium car developed and manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, based on the platform of the Mercedes-Benz W176 A-Class and W246 B-Class compact cars, formally launched at the January 2013 North American International Auto Show. The vehicle was previewed as the 2012 Concept Style Coupe at various international locations.
The CLA first went on sale in Europe in April 2013, and was subsequently introduced in the United States in September 2013. Its largest markets being those of Western Europe and the United States. Global cumulative CLA sales reached 100,000 during its first year, called as “our best launch in 20 years” by Mercedes-Benz. In 2015, Mercedes-Benz expanded the CLA family to include the Shooting Brake, a station wagon configuration.