Spy Pics: Next-Gen Mercedes A-Class Spotted For The First Time

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German carmaker Mercedes Benz is hard at work developing the next generation of its cars. Just days after the next gen GLE was spotted testing, the next generation of the A-Class has been spied doing the rounds as well.

The test mule spotted of the upcoming A-Class been spied testing for the first time under some rather heavy camouflage.

Despite the camo, a few details about the new hatch are still quite noticeable. Chief among this are the roofline which seems to slope even more than the one on the current car and a thicker C-Pillar.

The mule also seems a lot more edgier, which could mean that Mercedes is saying goodbye to the roundness of the current A-Class.

The new A-Class is expected to sit on a brand new platform which will replace the current MFA architecture that underpins the current A-Class, B-Class, GLA, CLA and CLA Shooting Brake.

The new generation A-Class is expected to use a rather familiar lineup of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines which will be mated to either manual or automatic gearboxes. The top spec A45 AMG is expected to get an all-new turbocharged engine producing in excess of 400hp.

The next-generation of the A-Class is expected to make its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show and should go on sale in Europe by 2018. The car is expected to launch in India soon afterwards.


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