The next-generation model will shed the current car's raised hatchback look for a more conventional crossover design.
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With the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA just a day away from being unveiled, the automaker has revealed more about the car's styling details.

This latest sketch shows unequivocally the new GLA will shed its hatchback-on-stilts design for a more traditional crossover body.

A short video posted on Twitter overnight also reveals some of the GLA's design elements, including its front bumper, grille, headlights and alloy wheels.

Under the skin, the new GLA will use the MFA II front- and all-wheel drive architecture. It will be the eighth body style to use these underpinnings after A-Class sedan, hatch and LWB sedan, CLA sedan and wagon, B-Class people mover, and GLB seven-seat crossover.

We expect the GLA and the larger GLB to share many interior components. A teaser just over a week ago revealed the dashboard will be carried over largely unchanged.

Like other MFA II-based vehicles, the GLA's powertrain selection should consist of turbocharged four-cylinder petrol and diesel motors, with a plug-in hybrid model also likely.

The new GLA will be unveiled on December 11 at 2pm central European time.