The upcoming Mercedes A-Class hatchback was scheduled for a debut in 2018. However, much before the official debut, the car has been spied without any covers on it. The spotted car had an orange paint job done all over its body, which suggests that it might be built for some crash testing purpose.
The new sub-CLA sedan had already been put up for a preview at the Auto Shanghai towards the beginning of this year. The tail lights look similar to the one that was showcased except minor changes like the clusters being a little more round-ish. The spotted hatchback also had smaller wheels and halogen lights, which indicate that is was a lower trim model.
Compared to the outgoing car, this new entry-level hatchback from the German automaker will get sharper headlamps and tail lights. This will bring about the sporty side of the A-Class cars to the fore. Also, though it is a little difficult to ascertain on the spied images, this new generation of the A-Class hatchback is expected to be bigger in dimensions than the outgoing one.
The new Mercedes A-Class hatchback will be built on the MFA platform and is expected to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next year. It is almost confirmed that new hatch will get at least 400 bhp and we are expecting a more powerful model underway too.
The new Mercedes A-Class will be getting a dual-digital screen, just like the ones we find in high-end Mercedes cars. This means the upper models will get a full digital instrumentation in place of the earlier analogue cluster.
The company is even working on a new B-Class car, which would be distinctly different than the new A-Class model. This new A-Class will be replacing the CLA as the entry-level, while the latter will be moved upwards in the Mercedes family.