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Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan coming to the United States in 2018

20 June, 2017, 12:43 | Author: Nadine Todd
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According to a recent report by Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz brass confirmed the sedan's arrival to dealers in Miami, Florida this month.

"It's a very nice-looking vehicle", Ken Schnitzer, chairman of the Mercedes-Benz Dealer Board and owner of four Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Texas, told Automotive News. "I'm sure it will be competitively priced".

"But the CLA already is an A-class sedan", you might protest. The current base price of the CLA is $32,700 before shipping. When it arrives it will start below $30k, which is also where the CLA started when it debuted in 2013.

"I'm very excited about it", said Jeff Aiosa, a Mercedes dealer in New London, Connecticut. "It just gives us another opportunity to bring that youthful buyer in and have them grow up with the brand".

Even though the A-Class is now known as a hatchback at the moment, and the new 2018 model for Europe is also set to follow that format, it seems the model planned for American dealers will be an all-new sedan variant.

Stephanie Brinley, who is an analyst with industry forecaster IHS Markit, says the A-class sedan is expected to be offered for sale in the United States in September 2018, and that by as soon as 2020, the A-Class could represent as much as five percent of the brand's USA sales. Although a sedan version is vital to making the new vehicle a success in the States, this new format for the entry-level Mercedes is also expected to be offered in China and other markets too. Maybe you didn't want the classically proportioned.

Two body styles are planned, a five-door hatchback and a traditional four-door sedan.

Mercedes will market Class A for the first time in the United States in September 2018, in a different form from EuropeWhile the CLA is now the entry-level Mercedes in the U.S., this is likely to change by next year.

Yesterday we were telling you that it's likely that the fourth generation of the A-Class could also introduce a paradigm shift in the way that Mercedes-Benz designs its interiors, but it seems that we were only half-right.

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