The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA has been spotted again, this time also during a cold-weather testing session where it was spotted by our spy photographers at a fuel stop. Although it appears to wear camouflage cladding similar to its previous sighting, the headlights fitted here seem to draw from designs on the latest models to have emerged from Stuttgart.

Rather resembling a downsized version of the latest CLS, this upcoming compact model appears to wear a more gently sloping roofline compared to that on the A-Class sedan, while carrying a longer overhang and boot. The eventual front-end styling remains to be seen, as it is still under wraps.

As it is a new-generation model, the upcoming CLA should be underpinned by Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation Modular Front Architecture (MFA2) front-wheel drive platform which also underpins the new A-Class. This means the CLA will likely boast of an engine line-up similar that of the A-Class, which comprises the 1.4 litre and 2.0 litre petrol units and 1.5 litre diesel mill, with front- and all-wheel drive.

This should mean that a full-blown AMG CLA 45 is on the cards, possibly with plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions as well. It should also be outfitted with an interior very similar to that of the A-Class, where the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) interface can be expected to feature. A debut is some time off yet; the new CLA can be expected to arrive in 2019.

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