Looking for a hatchback with difference? Needing a bit of style in that mix? The 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class mainstream variants are said to be hitting showrooms in August of this year – and could offer you a sense of luxury you’ve been craving.
We’re particularly excited for the new MBUX, the Mercedes-Benz User Experience, this will be housed within two 10.25-inch high-resolution screens on top of the dash.
Yes, we hear you – the display concept isn’t that new, however, Mercedes-Benz has added a few nifty touches within the functions – as well as how occupants interact with it – showing us the cutting edge of connectivity.
The MBUX links embedded data sources within your car – such as GPS and vehicle parameters – with cloud based services, artificial intelligence and an advanced voice recognition system. What does this mean for you though? Well, besides the conventional capabilities of being able to personalise your climate control settings or make calls out, your car will start to learn your driving habits – and tailor the screen options to suit YOU. So for instance, perhaps you are on your way to work in the morning, and prefer to listen to a particular radio station, or make a call to your significant other at the same time every day? Maybe it is that you stop for petrol at the same station on your way to work every morning? – your car will start suggesting the quickest route based on traffic or dial your significant other’s number.
Mercedes-Benz has once again brought the lux to the 2018 A-class, with the interior not only looking fantastic, but also setting a new standard for luxury small cars. With more thought out small item storage solutions as well as more space in the back seat and boot.
With the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class estimated to be selling at $41,000 plus on-road costs, perhaps this is one to consider if you are needing more style, usability and speed than ever before.