18 April 2018

New A-Class has grown in size, substance

The new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor and also has a longer wheelbase, writes Brian Byrne.

With more shoulder room and a bigger capacity boot, the car is overall a significant move onwards for the nameplate in its fourth generation.

There are also new engines, including 1.3 and 2.0 petrol units and a 1.5 diesel.

Semi-autonomous driving will also be available in certain conditions, according to the company. The full range of current Mercedes-Benz connectivity and safety technologies will be included in the specifications.

The interior design includes a double instruments and infotainments screens system in one wide module.

First market launches commence in May.