The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class redesigned hatchback set to debut this year will make the beginning of the car manufacturer’s steps in reducing the flashy interior witnessed in previous designs. The Head of Mercedes-Benz and Daimler CEO, Dieter Zetsche, said, as part of their design philosophy evolution, they’ll shift their focus away overly expensive cues to set themselves apart from their competitors.
The loud and edgy design used to attract attention, he said, had been adopted by the competition and therefore it was time to move on.
That is not to say the car won’t remain stunning visual exterior. This small car has contours specifically set to separately highlight the dark and light surfaces on the body, leaving the eye to be drawn to specific styling cues.
The design is impressive to say the list- it gives the illusion of movement even when parked. The wider rear end provides the vehicle with a more muscular appeal with broader and slimmer tail lamps.
As for the front, the headlamps are slimmer, making the front fascia look different from the previous make. You can expect to find the LED DRL (Daytime Running Lights) still. The grille is black and silver and more prominent with some rounded edges. The three-star symbol is at the center as expected.
What they, however, did not spare was on the technology used. Though this fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class is the most affordable of its range on the global market, its technology surpasses all the rest.
It’s the first car to feature the MBUX, a brand new user interface by Mercedes-Benz. When it comes to the interior, some critics view the interior to be better and much longer than the previous generation. That could be an indication that the design change is paying off.
What stands out most is the instrument cluster setup and dual screen infotainment on the dash. The new high definitions screens also come with newly integrated voice command and navigation system which, compared to the previous versions, is much easier to use.
As a whole, the dash looks futuristic. Anyone wishing to get their hands on a Mercedes-Benz can now do so with this affordable model. You can expect staff from beauty PR firms and the corporate world they present to get it.