In a nutshell, the front grille now matches the latest marques in the Mercedes range, the rear end has been completely redesigned including new rear lights and the interior has had a hi-tech makeover. Mercedes is using a slightly altered design language with their latest models, opting for less body panel creasing and more smooth, flatter designs.
We posted photos of the new a class to our Facebook page to see what our followers thought, we had plenty of comments saying they prefer the old shape but the new interior, someone even said it had the likeness of the new Fiat Tipo! Most of the feedback was positive though and the general consensus was that the update is a step in the right direction.
Trim levels remain the same as the pre-current model, the range starting with SE with choices for Sport and AMG Line. There are also rumors of two extra variants - an A35 and A45 AMG, both sporting a respectable 300 and 400 horsepower and upwards. Information is minimal at the moment however the models have been spotted on public roads sporting the usual camouflage, however the A35 model is suspected to rival the Volkswagen Golf R and Audi S3.
On the inside, the A-Class now shares a likeness to the latest E class, making the model one the most premium hatchbacks available on the market. The new ambient lighting placed around the cabin can be controlled via the standard 7-inch dual-screen infotainment system (with option for an upgraded 10" dual-screen), along with ambient lighting inside the updated air vents which look reminiscent of turbines. Mercedes have also included a whopping 64 different lighting configurations to choose from. Watch out for the center console, while the new piano black interior looks stylish, as history has shown, it will be incredibly prone to scratches.