Prototype anticipates new generation of the German compact. It arrives in 2018.
The name says it all or almost everything: The Concept A Sedan not only shows how the next Class A will be, anticipating the debut of a four-door Class A. This variant, which designs a new entry saloon to rival the Audi A3 Limousine and the upcoming BMW 1 Series Sedan and Volvo S40, is 4570 mm long (116 mm smaller than a Class C), and lets you see that the Next-generation Class A will be bolder, but more elegant. The aggressive style is bestowed by details such as the inclusion of the “Pan-American” grille, debuted in the AMG GT, the more torn optics, a more aerodynamic silhouette and a rear that resembles the CLA, although reminiscent of the current Class C. Pictures of the interior were not released, but several buttons and controls disappear, replaced by tantalising and voice-controlled screens, while the mechanics should not undergo major changes.
The most important of these will be the replacement of the 2.1-liter diesel engine with a 2-liter 163-liter and 190-hp already used in the E-Class and the debut of the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions (to plug in).
The Class A and Class B range will comprise no less than eight models, including the CLA, the CLA Shooting Brake, the GLA SUV, plus the four-door Class A and a Class B SUV, the GLB. The first to arrive will be the Class A, already in 2018.