The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Hyundai Nexo and Lexus ES are this year’s big winners.
Naught to 62 mph (100 km/h) takes only 4.7 seconds in the AMG A35, 0.5 seconds slower than the outgoing AMG A45.
The high-performance models will debut next year with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing more than 395 hp.
Mercedes-AMG is looking to conquer the hot hatch segment with all-new A35 which targets the VW Golf R.
The new 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 will bring new customers to the AMG brand.
The significant power and torque boost is accompanied by an aero kit, new wheels, and interior tweaks.
The tuner added a set of custom wheels, front and rear spoiler inserts, a custom grille, badges and decals.
The 2019 ECOTY winner will be announced on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show, on March 4, next year.
Mercedes will reveal the new AMG GT R Pro alongside the updated AMG GT range in LA.
The styling is evolutionary, but underneath the sheet metal the 2019 A-Class is an all-new car.
Order books for the 2019 A200 d and A220 d are now open in Mercedes UK.
Deliveries for the A35, the cheapest Mercedes-AMG on sale today, will start in December.