The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2018 will be built on all-new platform, though the engine options might remain changed.
New Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2018 will receive several cosmetic as well as mechanical changes.
The current-generation Mercedes A Class is in global markets for over 4 years and as soon as it will reach its 5th year the company will roll out its all-new model. Interestingly, the company has already started testing the Mercedes A Class 2018 and the good folks at Motor1 have got their hands on the first spy pictures of it. Though partially camouflaged, the spy images reveal some details about the car.
Set to be launched towards the end of 2017 in global markets, the new Mercedes A Class will come as a 2018 model. While the overall dimensions of the car look similar to the current-gen model, it now gets a thicker C-pillar and a more sloping roofline. The vehicle’s rear profile too might look sportier with all-new tail-lamps, sculpted bumper and a rather squarish rear windshield. Though there are no pictures of the vehicle’s interior, we expect the Mercedes A Class 2018’s cabin to be more up-market and feature-loaded.
Besides a new design, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2018 will be built on a brand new platform instead of the MFA architecture that currently underpins the B-Class, GLA, CLA, etc. The new platform is expected to be lighter than before to offer better performance and fuel efficiency.
Powering the vehicle could be the same set of petrol and diesel engines with both manual and automatic transmission options. The India-bound model could continue to feature the same 1.6-litre petrol and 2.1-litre diesel unit. Similar to the current-gen model, there will be an AMG model as well powered by a new 4-cylinder engine that will churn out a massive 400bhp. Just so you know, the company doesn’t sell the AMG model of the A-Class in India.
While the global debut of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is likely to take place towards the end of 2017, we can expect it to enter the Indian market in the first half of 2018.
The A-Class is the company’s most affordable product, and it will continue to be in the next-gen avatar too. We expect it to be priced more or less similar to the current model that’s priced between Rs 27.4 lakh – Rs 28.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
As mentioned earlier, the new-gen model of the A-Class might retain the existing set of engine options globally. The India-bound model too might retain the same 1.6-litre petrol and 2.1-litre diesel engines.