Mercedes-Benz Malaysia unveils new generation A-Class models

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KUALA LUMPUR (March 3): Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd today revealed its new generation of A-Class, which is set to redefine the premium compact car market and cement the marque's pole position as the leading premium brand, said Mercedes-Benz Malaysia vice president of sales and marketing Mark Raine.

"Today, we've made a great car even better… The new A-Class was a radical departure from the preceding series. And a successful one. As the most progressive model in the compact class, the model series has done much to make the Mercedes-Benz brand more youthful, appealing to a wider audience.

"With newly-introduced innovations and added features, the A-Class will now meet and exceed the wishes and expectations of our many loyal fans as well as our new customers," Raine said during the launch.

The new A-Class is available in four petrol engine variants, namely the new entry-level model, A 180 at 90kW (122hp), A 200 at 115kW (156hp), A 250 Sport at 155 kW (211 hp) and the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC at 280kW (381hp).

The on-the-road retail prices for the models, without insurance, range from RM195,888 (for the A180) to RM348,888 (for the A 45 4MATIC).

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is a joint venture between Daimler AG and Cycle & Carriage Bintang Bhd.

At 3.13pm, Cycle & Carriage Bintang shares were trading three sen or 0.9% higher at RM3.36, giving the company a market capitalisation of RM339.5 million.