The platform underpinning the fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be used for at least eight variants in overall, the corporate’s design leader has published.
Mercedes-Benz leader fashion designer, Gorden Wagener, used to be sparkling in his reward of the corporate’s new front-wheel power platform with Australian reporters after the A-Class release in Amsterdam.
“I can assure you that all variants on this platform, there will be at least eight, will be stunning,” Wagener stated.
“The short front overhang, the low front, big wheel size, dash-to-axle [ratio, and] the whole proportion” allowed by means of the platform are, in line with Wagener, a very powerful for excellent design.
Already showed are the (just-launched) hatch and a sedan, in accordance with the Concept A Sedan, centered at China and america. We’ve additionally observed pictures of the approaching GLA hatch/crossover, GLB crossover, and CLA four-door ‘coupe’.
That’s 5 recognized or showed variants thus far, leaving 3 to be speculated about.
Above: Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan.
When requested if two-door fashions are at the strategy planning stage, Wagener simply pointed to the truth that “we have still the biggest amount of dream cars, like convertibles or coupes”.
“Honestly I don’t think a convertible of an A-Class would look good. I would not do that,” Wagener added later.
He additionally dominated out a convertible in accordance with the CLA four-door ‘coupe’ as a result of “ structure-wise you can never do a four-door car as a convertible, it will simply break”.
Asked in regards to the possibilty of a two-door CLA, Wagener stated “a CLA two-door wouldn’t be a CLA, because the CLA is a four-door coupe, right? Remember?”
CarAdvice requested about an A-Class coupe, to which Wagener spoke back between laughs, “Just keep on guessing”.
Above: Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet.
Other attainable frame types we didn’t lift with Wagener, however which can be imaginable, come with an A-Class station wagon, a CLA taking pictures brake wagon, and a stretched A-Class sedan for China.
The A-Class station wagon would possibly in finding some favour in Europe, however a CLA Shooting Brake turns out not going given the larger CLS Shooting Brake hasn’t been carried into the automobile’s 3rd technology.
It’s additionally imaginable a manufacturing model of the EQA Concept may well be a part of Wagener’s eight variants.
What do you frame types do you suppose Mercedes-Benz will spin off the brand new A-Class’ platform? Let us know within the feedback segment underneath.
MORE: A-Class information, critiques, movies and comparisons
MORE: Everything Mercedes-Benz
2018 A-Class platform will spawn at least eight variants