The new Mercedes-Benz A180 compact four door sedan was officially launched by DT Dobie at a function held in the Lusaka road showroom by Matt Olivier, Director Business Development and Maliha Sheikh, the Company’s Mercedes-Benz Manager. The Mercedes A Class range was introduced in 1997 and has become a big seller with more than six million on the roads of the world.
Matt Olivier said, “Many cars in the compact category are hatchbacks, but in complete contrast the Mercedes-Benz A-180 is a stylish four door sedan with the look of a coupe. The car has a four cylinder 1.3 litre powerful fuel efficient engine linked with front wheel drive through a seven speed automatic gear box”.
“Compulsory safety tests carried out by the German Government proved the Mercedes-Benz A Class to be the best in the compact category. The aerodynamic shape and paneling below the body contribute to good fuel consumption”.
Talking about the specifications and advantages of the A Class Sedan Maliha Sheikh said, “This addition to the selection of Mercedes-Benz cars sold and serviced by DT Dobie is the most affordable and responds to the wish of many customers. Anyone looking for a compact sporty sedan now has an attractive choice”.
“Active safety features include eight airbags, stability and traction controls, a reversing camera ‘Active Brake Assist’ ‘Adaptive Brake’, ‘Attention Assist ‘Cross-wind Assist’ a tyre pressure warning system, rain sensor windscreen wipers are a standard for A Sedan”.
“The cabin is equipped with many of the features of the top of the range Mercedes S Class. The driver and passengers enjoy the comfort of contoured seats and are treated to an avant garde interior”.
“Touchscreen in the dash, Touchpad on the console, Touch Control Buttons on the Multifunction leather steering wheel: It’s smartphone-simple. Just scroll, swipe and select from visual menus on dual dash displays”.
“The ground clearance has been elevated for Kenya road conditions and together with under body protection helps to safeguard the car from damage caused by driving on unsurfaced roads and tracks.”
“Mercedes-Benz covers its passenger car range with a two year unlimited kilometre warranty with a service package for five years”.