The second-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA will make its global debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 8, Las Vegas time.
The company has unveiled its first teaser for the second-generation CLA, although the moodily-lit shot of the car's glasshouse doesn't reveal anything we haven't already seen from the latest batch of spy photos, taken in November.
Externally, the new CLA looks to evolve the current vehicle's design, with elements from the latest A-Class hatch and CLS "four-door coupe" mixed in.
As with other recent Mercedes-Benz models, the CLA will have a large slab of glossy black plastic stretching across two-thirds of the dashboard's width, and will incorporate a customisable instrumentation screen, as well as the company's latest MBUX touchscreen infotainment system, which made its debut at last year's CES.
Under the skin, the CLA rides on the same front- and all-wheel drive platform used by the latest A- and B-Class models. As before, the CLA drivetrain options will be drawn from the turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines employed by the A-Class range.
We expect, in time, the CLA range to feature a AMG CLA35 variant with the A35's 225kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo, and a new range-topping AMG CLA45.