A camouflaged next-gen Mercedes-Benz A-Class was caught testing at Prague in the Czech Republic, and the prototype had a boxy layer over the bonnet to mask the true design lines. However this time around, the dashboard looks like it is equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster and a new steering wheel.
As the new A-Class will be based on the updated MFA platform, expect the car to have a longer wheelbase which will in-turn translate into more interior space. Closer inspection reveals a larger rear quarter glass section, and even the doors look longer.
Mercedes and Renault have tied up to make a new 1.4-litre petrol engine which is believed to power the base version of the A-Class. While the larger petrol 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre motors are also in the works, hybrid tech will find its way into those motors with higher outputs. There’s also talk about the 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine being offered with multiple outputs.
Mercedes is expected to roll out the new A-Class some time in 2018 in the hatchback form, after which the car will also be introduced as the A-Class Sedan. Stay glued to CarWale for more information in the days to come.