Mercedes-Benz A-Class previewed in spy images, design details revealed
German automaker Mercedes-Benz is expected to unveil the new version of its A-Class sedan in the first half of next year. In the latest development, a partially camouflaged test mule of the car has been spied, revealing important design details. The pictures suggest that it will have a new lighting signature, a sloping roofline, and a tweaked front bumper. Here are more details.
Why does it matter?
- The new version of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class will get some cosmetic changes and new features. This should help the car stand out in a competitive market.
- The sedan will go on sale in the global markets by the end of 2022 and shall arrive here soon after. It will take on rivals such as the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.
The car will have a new grille and star-spoked wheels
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will have a sloping roofline, sculpted bonnet, a large grille housing sensors for ADAS, a wide air dam, and sleek LED headlights with DRLs. It will be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and star-spoked alloy wheels. A raked windscreen, a diffuser, and wrap-around LED taillights will grace the rear end of the car. It should have a wheelbase of 2,729mm.
Petrol and diesel engine options might be offered
The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class might run on a 2.0-liter diesel engine that makes 147.5hp/320Nm or a 1.4-liter petrol mill that generates 161hp/250Nm. Transmission duties might be taken care of by a 7/8-speed DCT gearbox.
The sedan will get five seats and cruise control
The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class will get a luxurious 5-seater cabin with ventilated seats, a power steering wheel, auto climate control, parking sensors, and cruise control. It will pack a touchscreen infotainment system with support for voice control, Bluetooth, and Android Auto. Multiple airbags, ABS, a rear-view camera, crash sensors, EBD, traction control, and a tire pressure monitoring system will ensure the passengers' safety.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Pricing
Mercedes-Benz will reveal the pricing details of the new A-Class in India at the time of its launch. However, the sedan should carry a premium over the outgoing model, which begins at Rs. 41.5 lakh (ex-showroom).