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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

New Mercedes Benz A Class hatch unveiled

Mercedes Benz has revealed its hatchback new A Class at the ongoing Geneva motor show. With this unveil the A Class has entered its third generation and it has shunned the MPV like features and looks of its previous generations. Said to be the reengineered from the beginning, the Mercedes A Class is the incarnation of the modular front architecture new platform by the German car maker. In India, Mercedes plans to sell the A Class and B Class hatchback soon in order to cater to the volume segment in India. Currently the German car maker sells only sedan, saloons and SUVs in India as part of its product line up.

Mercedes Benz A-Class Pictures

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Mercedes Chief, Dieter Zetsche terms the Mercedes Benz A Class as having a car that has been built anew and bears hardly any similarity with its earlier generation car. The new A Class has more modern look with beautifully carved and prominent front comprising of two slat grille, LED headlamps and a new up market style bumper. The bonnet size is small due to the transverse engine placement inside. On the sides as well the new look predominates with the waistline raised a bit compared to the earlier generation and the rear is characteristically different with the LED tail lamps and a rear spoiler.

 

Mercedes Benz A-Class Pictures

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The new A Class has gone longer and a little wider while a little dwarfed compared to the outgoing generation. Thus, the A Class has forgone the dimensions of a small sized MPV. The five door hatchback will be put as the entry level Mercedes car and will features a lot of connectivity features which were still unknown. The A Class uses four cylinder engine which are developed by Mercedes or are sourced from French car maker Renault. The engine is mated to the same six speed manual gearbox and it is expected that a seven speed dual clutch powered transmission will be in the offing. A radar based collision warning system takes care of safety of the passengers.

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