Mercedes-Benz says people can expect more connectivity, luxury-class infotainment and a step forward in refinement from its all-new A-Class hatch. The fourth generation of the smallest Mercedes-badged car, which will arrive in SA in the third or fourth quarter, will make its debut at next month’s Geneva motor show. Heavily based on the Concept A sedan from the Shanghai motor show last year, the W177 A-Class also has clear echoes of the all-new CLS in the front end. The second (after the B-Class) of a claimed eight new small Mercedes models to share the upgraded MFA 2 architecture, the A-Class will eventually be joined by the CLA, the CLA Shooting Brake, the GLA crossover, the GLB off roader and a sedan version of the A-Class. The latter is being delivered to compete with the surprise success of Audi’s A3 sedan, while all the new models will sweep through the small Mercedes line-up by 2020. Cityproof yourself Nissan has launched the Qashqai in SA, sporting a new face and a more premi...

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