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.

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  • 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.

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