A new report claims that Mercedes-Benz is going to introduce a new compact A-Class sedan that will sit between the A-Class hatchback and CLA. An all-new A-Class hatchback is expected to debut in late 2017 or early 2018, which according to sources will arrive before the sedan version at the end of 2018.
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According to Autocar, even though Mercedes-Benz already offers the four-door CLA, the A-Class sedan will be positioned higher in the lineup as a roomier alternative to the CLA. The A-Class sedan will be based on the automaker’s MFA platform, which means that front-wheel drive will be standard, although all-wheel drive will be an option.
The A-Class sedan will go head-to-head with the BMW 1 Series sedan, which is only sold in China and the Audi A3 sedan.