The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake facelift is making its spy video debut after a lightly disguised prototype was spotted testing in Germany.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake facelift is making its spy video debut after a lightly disguised prototype was spotted testing in Germany.

It was the end of November 2014 when Mercedes-Benz introduced the CLA Shooting Brake and it seems they are already working on a mild facelift which will likely be out sometime next year. It's actually very easy to imagine the changes as these will be largely carried over from the recently refreshed A-Class hatchback.

As a consequence, expect to see slightly different bumpers, a different look for the headlight and taillights along with some interior cabin tweaks such as a revised infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There will also be a modified instrument cluster, galvanized switches and an eight-inch free-standing display, among other minor revisions. More importantly, the CLA Shooting Brake will lose the optional bi-xenon headlights as these will be replaced by LEDs, a technology which will also be used for the interior ambient lighting.

Mercedes-Benz has already implemented the mechanical updates from the 2016 A-Class in the CLA, CLA SB and GLA, so it's unlikely there will be other modifications. 

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