Last month at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, auto enthusiasts were treated to a sneak peek at the newest member of the Mercedes-Benz family, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan. While the sleek model is still technically in its concept design stage, the unveiling of the prototype reveals a highly stylized and futuristic take on a classic design. It is expected to represent an entirely new generation of compact sedans and will include some of the most cutting-edge features in the auto design industry.
2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan – Sleek and Smooth Lines
The front end of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan has sports look. It features the prominent Panamericana grill design as well as unique triangular-shaped headlights with lattice detailing. However, the windows are large and rounded, reaching almost to the height of the roof. The smooth curves seem to roll down the lines of the car with defined angles that curve into the edges of the front and back.
Furthermore, the front end has some resemblance to previous Mercedes-Benz sports coupe models from both the sides and front. One difference though is that the front end is much wider and is considerably longer than the stock rear. Overall, the exterior is a fine example of Mercedes-Benz new design philosophy called Sensual Purity. This is defined by the curves which highlight its extremely streamlined body shape. The windows of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class were blacked out for its debut at the auto show. So, there is only speculation as to what the interior of this polished vehicle will look like. Some reports have indicated that it will have a roomy interior. There are also several sources that hint at a sophisticated dashboard with a high-tech instrument panel and media/ entertainment console.
Still in the Testing Phase
While still in the testing phase, there are a number of features we can look forward to with respect to the performance of the new A-class as well as some updates too. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan will share many of the same options as the 2017 CLA model. This will also include the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and its enhanced version. The engine options will come with the seven-speed automatic transmission option and also the usual six-speed manual version.
Release Date and Price
There hasn’t been a definite release date announced. But expectations are that the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan should arrive on the market by late 2017. It is projected to be released to the Chinese and most likely the US market as well although that hasn’t been confirmed. As for pricing, it is not yet reviled. It will be interesting to see the final design features on this new luxury vehicle.