Our photographers caught a prototype of the Mercedes A-Class sedan a few weeks ago, yet today that managed to catch the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback. The compact car appears to feature significantly longer and wider bodywork thanks to the new-generation MHA platform.
New platform and engines
The MHA2 won’t have a positive influence on hatchback’s proportions only. No, the architecture will shed some weight from the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, plus it will be able to accommodate some alternative powertrains.
Speaking of which, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback will allegedly adopt an efficient hybrid powertrain and a range of gasoline and diesel options, depending on the market. The AMG-badged topper will host an updated 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. The mill will get a few important changes such as new fuel injectors and a new turbocharger, which will raise power to the whopping 400 horsepower. In addition, the current 7-speed dual-clutch will be replaced with an all-new eight-speed auto gearbox.
Redesign inside and out
Mercedes’ amazing compact car will feature a number of design changes, which are mostly borrowed from the A-class concept. In the front, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Hatchback sports an all-new grille and a pair of very slim headlights. The side mirrors are positioned noticeably lower, while the rear end gets new wider and bigger taillights. The rear bumper is also brand new and packs dual exhaust tips, which are actually fake. Though, they might be real with the topping AMG model.
The result of wider and longer body must be more interior space. However, that’s not going to be the only benefit of the new cabin. No, the manufacturer added a new fully digital dashboard with a dual display. The car will also get a range of active safety features and new upholstery of course.
The redesigned hatchback will appear at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The U.S. market will get its A-Class sedan sometime in 2018, but the hatchback won’t be available.