2020 Mercedes CLA Teaser Reveals Gesture-Based Interior Lighting

After teasing the exterior design of the new generation CLA, Mercedes-Benz is now offering a glimpse of the interior in the latest teaser.

Published on social media, it partially reveals the MBUX infotainment system that debuted in the new A-Class, as well as the central console.

More importantly, though, it reveals a clever function that turns on the interior light with a gesture-based system.

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The 2020 CLA depicted below is the ‘Edition 1’, as per the special badging visible on the right upper side of the dashboard. This means that it also gets some extra equipment, as well as some exterior and interior enhancements compared to the rest of the CLA family. The car will probably be offered on sale for only 12 months after the official launch, for a premium.

The new CLA won’t be the company’s sole entry-level four-door model, as Merc has already rolled out the A-Class Sedan.

When it goes on sale in Europe later this year, it will adopt the same engine family as the latest A-Class. The AMG 35 and AMG 45 derivatives will also become available both in the Old Continent and North America, although the U.S. will miss out on diesels.

Mercedes-Benz will unveil the new CLA at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 8.


  • CJKnox

    Cut the gesture crap! I’m looking at you Mercedes and BMW

  • Mike Gonzalez

    So you’re telling me i must be sitting steady and not move any part of my body or otherwise the interior will light up? That’s garbage

  • Christian Wimmer

    If the new CLA will be anything like the new A-Class, it’s going to be a winner and come across as a serious entry-level premium car. The current CLA, while still a nice car, has some ergonomic flaws (sight-robbing fat A-pillars for example) and feels a little half-hearted.

    Mercedes’ really nailed it with the new A-Class, and by default this should apply to the new CLA. MBUX is an awesome system and I am continually amazed at what it can do (and at the speed at which it works!).

  • Kagan

    Who cares about cla and company! Teaser ha what a joke!

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