After countless spy photos, Mercedes-Benz has showed off the next-generation A-Class, albeit not its exterior. As its debut date draws closer, the German automaker has given the world a glimpse of their small hatchback by showing off its interior.
For its fourth iteration, the A-Class gets an edgier dash design while incorporating the circular theme from the soon to be outgoing model. In line with the brand's current direction for interiors, the all-new A-Class gets a similar approach for its infotainment and instrument cluster screens. The two are integrated and, in higher spec models, the screen gets larger. For this model, the dash and the door panels now appear to be one flowing look.
Speaking of infotainment, there are three screens to choose from. It starts with two 7-inch screens, which one can upgrade to a 7-inch and 10.25-inch combination. Choose the top-spec model and it will come with two 10.25-inch displays. Mercedes-Benz has also added more ambient lighting in the cabin and have given it 64 color options to choose from.
There are some signature Mercedes-Benz cues present as well. The climate control switches consist of toggles, much like the cars in the current line-up. There's also the door-mounted electronic seat adjusters, much like the Benzes of the past and present. Also, a total of five round air-con vents occupy the center of the dash. In addition, the Multicontour Seat package sees the side bolsters and lumbar support that can be individually adjusted by an electrically driven pneumatic pump.
Besides the new design, Mercedes-Benz says that they have added more interior space in the 2018 A-Class. Shoulder-room in front is up by 9 mm and 22 mm at the rear. Elbow-room increases by 35 mm and 36 mm at the front and rear, respectively. Headroom is also up by 8 mm. The trunk now has a capacity of 370 liters, which is 29 more than the current model. The company claims that all-round visibility has also been improved by 'around ten percent'.