Mercedes has been testing the second-generation GLA for a few months and spy shots of the mule has been spotted before. This time a reader from CarScoops managed to capture it roaming the streets of Schweinfurt, Germany.
Still under camouflage, much of its exterior design is still hidden though the publication does think this next-gen model went in a more stylish and upscale direction compared to its predecessor. At least that’s what they gathered from what could be slimmer headlights, door-mounted mirrors, and steeply raked rear windshield.
The new design language extends to the 2018 A-Class’ interior
as well, as seen in previous spy shots revealing a cabin with clamshell seats, circular air vents, three-spoke steering wheel, and a dual screen setup with a digital instrument cluster.
Though Mercedes has not confirmed the A-Class engine lineup, it is speculated to include both petrol and diesel options. Perhaps a 340 hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is on the menu, or a newly developed unit rumored to deliver around 402 hp.
Sitting on an updated and elongated MFA2 platform, we can expect to see a more spacious rear passenger compartment and lighter construction materials. Enough of a change to possibly take off around 50 kg (101 lbs).