What a relief. The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is on its way. Rejoice then, praise-be, and thank the deity of your choice. Why? Because it feels like the old A-Class has been with us since Henry Ford was wearing short trousers. As such, some claim its boxy styling is over familiar, increasingly unattractive, and dated. Even the A-Class' reasonable handling, huge boot, and three-pointed star fail to stir the souls of some motorists. Harsh? Probably, but it is nonetheless time for the ancient A-Class to retire to Germany. A ferry leaves from Poole.
That brings us to the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class which looks much sharper. Check-out its sculpted sides, bulging bonnet, purposeful grill, and pert rear. Also, this beauty will be available in three specifications from its launch during 2012. Details remain sketchy, but a 5.8” colour screen will be standard, and the A-Class will be able to connect to an iPhone. Clearly, this car will be aimed at young motorists; as emphasised by its low driving position and sporty instruments. It will also be available with a range of petrol and diesel engines from 1.6 to 2.2-litres. The most efficient model will have emissions of less than 100g/km, making it eligible for free road tax. We also expect the A-Class to have composed handling, pleasing build quality, a spacious boot, and strong used values. RIP, old A-Class.