While it’s currently touted as made in China for China, we’re kinda hoping that the newly revealed Mercedes-Benz A-Class L Sedan will hit European and North American shores in the same guise and size. With the vehicle presented at Auto China 2018, Mercedes-Benz aims to tackle that specific niche market, so significant for the Chinese market.
“This car is made specifically for the Chinese market. The long-wheelbase A-Class Sedan is unparalleled in the compact segment, bringing together outstanding comfort with a fresh and dynamic design and top-notch technology. It really takes safety and driver assistance to a new level. In fact, some features were even taken over from its big brother, the S-Class,” says Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “We know that many people in China adore all things mobile, all things connected and all things digital. And we’l l bring all of this together in our new Mercedes-Benz user experience, MBUX.”
With the current design language characterized by clear shapes and sensual surfaces, the high safety levels thanks to the latest driver assistance systems with S-Class functions and the MBUX infotainment system – Mercedes-Benz User Experience, the Chinese A-Class L Sedan has all the virtues of the new compact class family from Mercedes-Benz. One highlight is the intelligent MBUX voice control with natural speech comprehension, which masters several Chinese regional dialects, including Sichuan and Cantonese. Just perfect for the Chinese market.
In the future, Mercedes-Benz will undoubtedly release something similar for the Western World markets. Until then, feast your eyes at what is currently (in our opinion) the best looking small sedan available on the market today.