Mercedes-Benz is currently working on an all-new generation of the A-Class. Codenamed W177, this new model will be built on an all-new platform. The current model, meanwhile, is based on the MFA platform, which it shares with the B-Class, CLA, GLA and the CLA Shooting brake.
The proportions of the next-gen A-Class will remain more or less the same but will follow a new design language with a larger front grille and fancier looking headlights. It will also get a load of new technologies like adaptive cruise control and perhaps even semi-autonomous driving mode.
Like the current model, the next-gen A-Class will be offered with a range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with both manual and automatic gearbox options. The current-gen A-Class signified a major step forward for Mercedes and has attracted a huge chunk of young buyers globally.
The next-gen A-Class is expected to make its global debut by the end of 2017, probably at the Frankfurt Motor Show.