Mercedes-Benz has revealed the fresh new look for its current generation of A-Class which sees the A 35 and A 45 hatchbacks get the same treatment, but no increase in power.
At first glance, the updated hatch may look somewhat familiar but changes have been made.
Up front, the headlamps have been given a revised design. They flank an AMG-specific grille complete with a new round AMG badge.
Moving along the car, keen-eyed A-Class fans will notice a new wheel design while at the back there’s a new rear spoiler lip, revised tail lamps and exhaust pipes.
The interior hasn’t gone untouched either as it features a new steering wheel with AMG-specific buttons that the driver can use to control the car’s three-stage ESP. Seating is now available in a new grey colour as well.
Infotainment is taken care of by the latest version of Mercedes’ MBUX system which includes a new fingerprint sensor for profile selection in the central display, alongside more USB charging power.
Although there’s no increase in horsepower, the A 35’s mild hybrid system now features a 48-volt auxiliary power supply and belt-driven starter-generator.
The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder in the A 35 still produces 225kW and 400Nm, while the A 45 makes 310kW and 500Nm. Both models are fitted with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
A new AMG Street Style Edition is now available for the A 45 S 4Matic+ which adds gray paint with fluorescent orange accents. Matte black wheels and red brake calipers also feature while it gets AMG’s aerodynamics package, the AMG night package and standalone AMG fuel filler cap.
The special edition also comes with orange interior accents that contrast with its black microfibre seats.
There hasn’t been any mention of the model’s update on Mercedes-Benz New Zealand’s behalf but we will likely see the refreshed model reach our shores in the near future.