Is That The New Mercedes A-Class Sedan Rolling Down The Assembly Line?

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it will unveil the new A-Class sedan at the Beijing Auto Show later this month. But the German automaker may already have released the first official photos of the four-door model. In some form, at least.

Mixed in with a slew of photos of the new A-Class hatchback are three images of what looks like it could be the new sedan rolling down the assembly line. They’re just body shells, far from complete. But they’re definitely not hatchbacks.

Now we should mention at this point the possibility that these body shells could be for a different model. The photos were taken at Daimler’s Kecskemét plant in Hungary, which also produces the CLA four-door coupe (as well as the CLA Shooting Brake and B-Class). But judging from the shape of the taillight cutouts, at least, it doesn’t look like any existing CLA we’ve seen so far. Not to our eyes, anyway. And they’re clearly labeled as belonging to the A-Class, which we’ve only seen in hatchback form thus far.

It would appear, then, that Mercedes slipped these into the photo stream – either by accident, or on purpose to see if we’re paying attention. Given that the compact luxury sedan is set to debut in just a week from now, neither would surprise us. But we’ll have to wait that extra week to see the finished product in full. Maybe less, if Daimler chooses to release its latest online before it’s unveiled in the metal. Either way, watch this space for more in the coming days.

more photos...
  • Bash

    Actually this is a brunette female worker who is working on what it might be the new Mercedes A-Class Sedan Rolling Down The Assembly Line.
    😀
    I’m really not interested in the A class sedan right now.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    This isnt A class sedan ,probably cla . Taillights are one piece in this car but when we look at the spy photo, the taillight consists of two parts, the luggage compartment is divided into two

    • Finkployd

      good eye

    • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover

      Agreed. The A-Class sedan’s rear end will likely mimic the previous generation Kia Cerato sedan.

  • RS6 Performance Wagon Lover
  • iea96

    That looks like the regular old CLA to me.

  • Androuffle

    CLA – 100% sure – took me 10 seconds to validate with a rear-view photo… you can kill this topic !

  • Randy Terpstra

    Not an A-Class. Trunk cut out doesn’t match that of the up-coming A-Class sedan.

  • Matt

    No they don’t, their sales have never been better. The familiar aesthetic across their range isn’t because their designers suck, it’s a strategy laid out by Mercedes management.

    Considering it’s a formula used by every other automaker as well, I don’t see what the problem is.

    • Shahul Usman

      YUP

  • LWOAP

    CLA.

2019 Audi A8: Should You Cancel That 7-Series/S-Class?

The eighth-gen A8 fell in the hands of Consumer Reports. Does it measure up against its direct rivals?.

The World’s Best McLaren F1 Is Going To Bring All The Money

This F1 LM-spec comes with a 680HP race engine and the High-Downforce kit – plus a gorgeous finish.

Aussie-Spec 2020 Mustang GT Gets Black Shadow Pack, New Colors

The 2020 Mustang will arrive at dealers in Australia in November, with pricing to be announced further down the line.

Volvo Turns To Cost Cutting After Pressure From Tariffs Builds Up

Volvo reported record sales in the first half of 2019, but saw its operating profit dropping significantly.

Ferrari 599 GTB Puts Its Screaming V12 To Good Use In Top Speed Run

The Ferrari 599 GTB pumps out a total of 612 hp and 448 lb-ft of torque and sounds heavenly.

2020 Corvette C8.R Race Car Teased

The 2020 Corvette isn’t even a day old, but its already gearing up to go racing.

BMW Teams Up With Gaming Giant Tencent For Autonomous Tech Development

BMW’s new partnership will produce autonomous vehicles that are better suited for China’s specific needs.

Possible Cadillac XT4-V Spotted, Could Use CT4-V’s Turbo Engine

Is Cadillac gearing up to introduce their first V-Series crossover?.

Volvo Could Be Targeting The BMW X7 With A Large Flagship SUV

CEO Hakan Samuelsson has also hinted a possible sub-40 range, probably with electric power.

VW Planning A “Sporty Urban” Crossover For 2021

The model will reportedly be built in Spain and be offered with hybrid and electric powertrains.