Mercedes-Benz A-Class commence tests in Europe, launch in 2015

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2015 A-Class begins testing in Europe.

The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class saw tremendous success for the German carmaker when it was launched in 2012. Apparently, the posh hatchback racked up over 70,000 bookings within a couple of months of its launch. India, too witnessed hundreds of bookings (400, to be precise) within the first 10 days of launch. Three years down the line, somewhere in 2015, the A-Class would be due for its facelift. The first test mules of the facelifted A-Class were spotted testing in Europe wearing their stealth suits to keep key design elements away from “foreigners”.


The facelifted ‘A’ loooks more aggressive than the outgoing car.


We expect the Indian version to have a higher ground clearance.

The best lead to what we can expect to see in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class comes from its stablemate, the B-Class. This large hatchback which is also based on the MFA platform (just like the A-Class) saw its facelift recently and got a edgier design and became more aerodynamic compared to its predecessor. The facelifted ‘B’ also got newer bumpers and received the LED treatment for the headlights. So expect similar happenings to show up on the next-gen A-Class, too.


The outgoing A-Class’s interiors.

We predict the 2015 A-Class to have a better interior than the current model. These may include a newer 3-spoke steering wheel design, mood lighting with user-selectable colours and a bigger display for the COMAND system. As far as the powerplant under the bonnet is concerned, there shall be no bump in power but the engines will surely see better efficiency and will be even more greener with even lower emissions. The current Indian A-Class is sold with two engine options, a 1.6-litre turbocharger petrol and a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel. Both the powerplants are engaged to identical 7-speed dual-clutch gearboxes. Expect to see the 2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class at one of the big motor shows, such as the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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