Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the interior of the next generation A Class hatchback, kick starting the phase-wise unveiling of the car itself. Before unveiling the exterior, the manufacturer would release more details about the connectivity and infotainment features at CES 2018 in the US.
The popular premium hatchback receives a completely revamped dashboard which is split horizontally into two segments. A significant number of elements have been derived from the flagship S Class thereby heightening the sense of luxury.
Like in the E Class and S Class, the instrument cluster has been replaced by digital display which stands alongside the infotainment screen. The two screens are available in three different configurations with dimensions ranging from 7 to 10.5 inches. The displays can be configured by using touch sensitive surfaces on steering wheel and centre console. And of course, owners can also opt for a HUD.
In terms of aesthetics, the new gen A Class’ dashboard houses striking turbine-like AC vents which have built-in ambient lights. Speaking of ambient lighting, the cabin can be adorned with 64 different colors. Mercedes also offers a wide range of trims, textures and materials for the dashboard and upholstery to suit everybody’s taste.
In terms of space, the 2018 Mercedes A Class will benefit from additional 22 mm shoulder room, 36 mm elbow room and 8 mm head room at the rear. The boot space has expanded by 39 litres to 370 litres. That’s not all. The adjustable rear seatback and 60:40 split seats add more flexibility when it comes to stowing your luggage.
The 2018 Mercedes A Class is expected to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018 before going on sale in Europe later in the year.