Rumors Suggest A New ‘Baby’ Mercedes-Benz In The Works
If the rumors are to be believed, in 2022 the A-Class might not be the smallest car Mercedes-Benz will have in their model line-up. Mercedes has got some plans in the pipeline for a three-door mini hatchback that will be the smallest member of the Mercedes family, according to a report by AutoBild. It seems as if this model might be named the ‘A-City’ and will probably be based on a shorter version of the A-Class platform.
Not much is known about this probable venture, but it does look like this new A-City could take over from the Smart brand (which is owned by Daimler), since a statement last October claimed that it could be axed to make way for a Mercedes-branded mini vehicle to go against other premium hatches such as Mini and the Audi A1.
Another report by AutoBild may indicate this new city run-around could lead to other models such as a more diminutive version of the GLA. Rumors suggest that it will make its inaugural appearance a year after the reported A-City. Should the A-City be put into production, it is safe to assume that it will be based not on the recently launched A-Class, but indeed on the next generation’s platform.