Our spy photographers have spotted the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class on several occasions this year. And with the car slated to be launched in early 2018, the camouflage on the test prototypes have begun to drop.
Furthermore, the thin black sheet used to drape the car easily reveals the design cues of the production body. On closer inspection, one can also notice the sharper head lamps, and the door-fitted side mirrors instead of the earlier ones that emerged from the A-pillar. Sources state that the new A-Class will be significantly wider and slightly longer than the current model.
At the rear, there are the wider tail lamps that extend onto the boot lid, and the dual exhausts that are neatly integrated into the rear bumper. However, we noticed that the test car ran on steel wheels! An outcome of the brand’s effort to reduce the base model’s cost in price-sensitive markets. Reports confirm that the increased dimensions, thanks to the use of the company’s second-generation MFA platform, will make the new A-Class’ cabin roomier.
Expect the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018 before it rolls into showrooms worldwide.