If there’s one thing Mercedes has seemingly nailed with the latest A-Class, it’s the way the thing looks from behind the wheel. Here is a cabin that properly fits in with what you would expect from a premium family hatchback.
The abundant brightworking on the air vent surrounds, centre console and steering wheel draws the eye, while all that gloss black surfacing (when it’s fingerprint-free, at least) lends the smallest Mercedes an upmarket appeal that’s not too dissimilar to that of its larger siblings.
The cabin is generally all very smart, and very tidily organised and laid out. The triumvirate of turbine-esque air vents in the centre of the dashboard wouldn’t look out of place in an S-Class and the dual digital displays that dominate the top of the dash are unlike anything we’ve seen before in a family hatch.
The fourth-generation A-Class makes use of the new MBUX (it stands for Mercedes-Benz User Experience) touchscreen infotainment system. As standard, this incorporates two 7.0in screens: one is for features such as the sat-nav and radio and the other replaces the traditional analogue instrument binnacle.