The fourth generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class is scheduled to make its debut early next year and giving a glimpse of what to expect, the German auto giant has revealed the interior of the all-new model. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class goes upmarket in its appeal with the design and technology borrowed from the S-Class. The cabin feels a lot more premium than the current version with two split screens and dual-tone dashboard that gets a floating effect. The new generation A-Class is slated for an official debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and will be making its way to India as well.
Most noticeable are the two new 3D screens (7-inch and 10.25-inch respectively) that stretch from the driver seat to the centre console. One screen replaces the conventional instrument console, much like the S-Class and the new E-Class, while the second screen is where the infotainment and navigation options will be displayed. You also see the new air-con vents on the new A-Class which look classy and seem to be an evolved version of the turbine themed ones seen on the current model. The car also comes with LED mood lighting with up to 64 colours, auto climate control, while the electric seat adjustment buttons now reside on the door, like the bigger Mercs.
The new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class borrows the new three-spoke, multi-function steering wheel from the S-Class while the seats now feature heating and climate control as optional. The lower section of the centre console houses all the controls including a touchpad, gear selector, and other options.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class has grown in dimensions and the cabin is expected to offer better headroom and legroom, especially at the rear. The car gets slimmer pillars for improved visibility while the headroom has been increased by 7 mm on the model. The automaker has also worked on improving the boot capacity on the new A-Class that now stands at 370 litres, a 29 litre increment over the outgoing model. The 200 mm wider loading aperture also makes the boot more accessible, according to the company.
Mercedes will offer the new A-class in three trims internationally - Style, AMG-Line and Progressive. Complete details on the new model will be available close to Geneva next year.