The 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class features a more upmarket cabin and better space compared to the current model.
The cockpit of the new A-Class takes a lot of design inspiration for the bigger Mercs, and ultimately, follows the latest design theme of the German carmaker. Merc claims that the interior architecture and the control & display systems of the new A-Class will be its USP in the compact luxury car segment.
The dashboard is divided into two three-dimensional, horizontal sections. The standard widescreen cockpit has no cowls above the instruments, and the dual screen setup looks a lot like the one on the latest E-Class. The sporty air vents in a turbine-look are another highlight.
The lower section of the dashboard provides the basis for the turbine-look air vents and the completely free-standing widescreen display. The screen setup be available in three versions - two 7-inch, one 7-inch and one 10.25-inch, or two 10.25-inch displays. HVAC display has been integrated into the central screen.
Utility value of the A-Class is increased by more shoulder-room (front +9mm, rear +22mm), elbow-room (front +35mm, rear +36mm) and headroom (front +7mm, rear +8mm). The boot now has a capacity of 370 litres - 29 litres more than the outgoing model. Thanks to two-section rear lights, the loading aperture is 200mm wider than before, and the luggage compartment floor is 115mm longer. Merc also claims that the all-round visibility of the cabin has been increased by 10 per cent.
Set to be fully revealed in early 2018, the next-gen Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be underpinned by the MFA2 modular platform, which it will share with the new B-Class and the brand new A-Class saloon as well.