Third-generation five-seat MPV has been spotted testing ahead of UK sales starting in early 2019
OMG I can not keep up with all the SUV MPV CUV BBH,s that MB has in there line up these days.
will reveal the fourth of up to eight new compact models at the upcoming Paris motor show with the debut of its third-generation B-Class.
Spied here undergoing a final round of tests ahead of a planned start to UK sales in early 2019, the five-seat MPV will join the recently introduced fourth-generation A-Class hatchback as well as standard and long-wheelbase versions of the new A-Class Saloon. These are part of an expanded line-up that will also include second-generation versions of the CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA, as well as the new GLB, in showrooms by the end of next year.
The new B-Class, known under the internal codename W247, retains the one-box silhouette of its predecessors, but in a much smoother form that reflects Mercedes' latest design lineage. The heavy structuring and taut surfacing evident in the sides of today’s second-generation model gives way to a simpler and largely unadorned treatment.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer rival also adopts the so-called 'predator face' of the A-Class, giving it greater visual impact at the front. At the rear, its tailgate is more sharply angled than before.