Having unveiled an entirely new generation of the A-Class premium hatch, Mercedes is now working on the much awaited sedan version of the same class.
The car was previewed as a concept back in April last year. What you see here now are the spy shots of the production model.
Design and proportions appear to be quite close to that of the show car. There is really no doubt as to how important compact vehicles are for Mercedes-Benz globally; hence the value placed on getting the design right for this addition to the A-Class line-up is quite high. Mercedes-Benz has sold more than two million compact vehicles around the world since 2012, illustrating just how important this segment is.
As you would expect, the A-Class sedan will feature the latest in innovative assistance systems, connectivity as well as the potential to broaden the appeal of the platform with yet another body style. The sedan appears to retain a coupe-like silhouette. It’s punctuated by short overhangs front and rear, as well as a svelte greenhouse that has been offset rearward. A relatively vertical C-pillar, large side windows and a high beltline are all tips of the hat to conventional sedan design.
Expected to be unveiled later this year, the A-Class sedan is going to be cheaper than the CLA.