Published on December 23rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Is Mercedes planning for a A-Class sedan?
Yes, we know there is the CLA which is the A-Class in a sedan form. However, a new report just in claims that the company’s most popular compact, the A-Class, an entry-level hatchback that is hot selling in Malaysia and globally will soon wear a stylish new design with 4 doors and will sit side by side with the CLA.
The 4th generation A-Class will be easier to get in and out of thanks to wider rear doors and a wider and lower liftgate. Addressing one of the A’s biggest shortcomings, a longer roof and a slightly longer wheelbase will give the occupants riding in the back more space.
The next A-Class will inaugurate a new modular front-wheel drive platform that will ultimately underpin every compact member of the Mercedes lineup. It will also usher in a fuel-sipping petrol-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain capable of driving on electricity alone for up to 100 kilometers. At the top end of the lineup, the hot Mercedes-AMG A45 will use an evolution of the hybrid tech to pump out over 400 horsepower.