Mercedes’ secret Golf rival revealed | Auto Express

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Plans for a hot new Mercedes are out! This is the German stunning replacement for the A-Class – and taking a big swing at Volkswagen’s

Auto Express has learned the three-pointed star is readying a new car to tackle the Golf, Audi A3 and BMW The vehicle is part of the luxury bid to steal younger customers its arch rivals.

Based on a new front-wheeldrive platform, the hatchback will take its cues from the F800 which was revealed at this Geneva Motor Show.

Our illustrations give you the best of how the Golf-sized machine will And with a prominent grille, LED headlights, plus bold in its flanks and pert tail, every inch the desirable, small car. Expect three and five-door models to be along with a range of petrol and diesel engines stop-start.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

As well as its stylish shape, the will boast a better-quality than the Golf, plus comfort and safety. Prices be higher, too, with beginning in 2012. The model is to wear the A-Class badge, and be one of four key vehicles to come Mercedes’ new front-wheel-drive architecture.

“In the next couple of years, we launch additional cars we don’t currently have global sales and marketing Dr Joachim Schmidt told Express. “Our current and B-Class will be replaced by a new for four totally different defining new segments for Mercedes.”

confirmed these models not resemble the current A-Class and Their MPV practicality has appealed to older drivers. The new Golf-rivalling is due in two years’ time, while a high-roofed five-door B-Class hybrid and electric options is for late 2011.

In 2013, the quartet will be by a small 4×4 or 2×4 to take on BMW’s X1. Following the unveiling of the F800 (see opposite), there are also for a small four-door coupé, badged BLS, which aim to replicate the success of the larger

“If you want young customers, you to have a brand that is and sporty,” explained Schmidt. reason we didn’t get this before was, in my opinion, not a issue, but a product issue.”

And it stop there. Mercedes is a further youth-focused model to the forthcoming Audi A1 and BMW supermini. But car is more likely to be badged as a to replace the critically panned and four-door, four-seater ForFour.

It will be built on the same platform as Renault’s groundbreaking electric model, as part of the small vehicle tie-up between the two car giants. The new range to lower the average age of Mercedes’ profile – 45 years old in the US and 55 in Germany – alienating older customers.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Mercedes-Benz A-Class

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