Before the W177 goes on sale in 2018, Mercedes-Benz had to go back to the drawing board to check on the A Class’ interior. This is because the new model will have a completely different cabin compared to the current model. One of the most noticeable changes would be the dual display layout that has been received from the range topping model of the range. Instead of being fully incorporated into the dashboard, the screens will be sticking out, so it will be quite different from the E-Class.
As you can see in the images, there is a pair of 12.3-inch wide displays in the top of the range 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The base model, on the other hand, will have a dual 7-inch setup, while the mid-range version will come with a 7-inch instrument cluster and a 12.3 inch infotainment system. There is a total of 64 ambient LED lighting colours that passengers can choose from, and that is a huge jump from the outgoing model that only had 12 hues.
You have already seen the steering wheel from before and that is because it had been sourced from the S-Class to enable Mercedes’ entry-level model for a more upscale feel. Other features that were carried over from the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet include the nifty turbine-style air vents.
As for the A-Class’ seats, these multicontour seats are what we often see in higher segments. That’s not all, as the 2018 model year will be the very first one to boast seats that have been developed with a computer-based comfort simulation. Customers will have three options for the front seats - from the comfort seats that feature as many as 20 adjustments, to the sporty once that have built-in headrests.
The 2018 A-Class will also come standard with a 60:40 split rear seats. Customers could also get a more practical 40:20:40 split configuration at an extra cost. The Load Compartment Package can also be had as an option, which will enable the possibility of positioning the rear seat backrest in a more upright position, increasing the trunk’s space.
The new A-Class already has more cargo capacity with a total of 370 liters compared to the outgoing model - with a total of 29 liters. The trunk’s floor area has also been stretched by 11.5 centimeters (4.5 inches). All this space will not sacrifice the cabin space too as there will also be more shoulder room, elbow room, and head room from the whole interior.
Sometime next year, Mercedes will fully reveal the five-door hatchback. This will soon be followed by a four door sedan which is going to be a first.