Mercedes-Benz has introduced the locally-assembled version of its A-Class sedan and GLA derivative, hoping to win a large number of young customers through an attractive pricing strategy.
The A 200 Progressive is priced at Bt1.99 million and the A 200 AMG Dynamic retails at 2.15 million, while the GLA 200 AMG Dynamic is priced at Bt2.399 million.
The A 200 and the GLA 200 are powered by a downsized turbocharged 1,332cc engine with aas much as 163hp and 250Nm of torque from 1,620-4,000rpm.
Average fuel consumption is claimed at 19.2km/liter for the A 200 and 16.6km/liter for the GLA 200.
Mercedes-Benz and arch rival BMW are competing to claim the crown in the 2020 Thai luxury car market. Although Mercedes has been the top brand in terms of sales in past years, it currently trails BMW by approximately 1,000 units after the first 3 quarters of 2020 (3,021 units vs 4,026 units), and Q4 performance will be the final battle for both brands.
The Thai automobile market has declined by almost 30 per cent during the first 9 months of 2020 (534,765 units) due to the economic crunch caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.