The Mercedes-Benz lineup will get a new entry point when the A-class sedan goes on sale late this year.
The compact sedan, targeted at millennials, will nudge out the CLA as Mercedes' entry-level product in the U.S. While pricing has not been disclosed, the A class is expected to be priced in the low $30,000s when it rolls into showrooms, Automotive News has learned.
The A class "will do really, really well — probably at least as good, if not better, than the CLA did for us," Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler told Automotive News this year.
The A-class sedan, available as an A 220 and A 220 4MATIC, is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four turbocharged engine that produces 188 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque.