The revised 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Mercedes-AMG A45 ranges are now on sale in Australia. The mid-life updates come almost three years after the sharply styled third-generation range premiered.
The A-Class is a hugely important car for Mercedes-Benz. The hatchback managed more than 3500 sales in 2015, giving it an impressive 20 per cent market share in its segment. Add the (soon to be updated) CLA sedan to the mix and it easily outsells all rivals, including the Audi A3.
While it may take a trainspotter to catch the exterior styling changes, they do improve the A-Class experience. The front-end now features an arrow-shaped grille, newly designed LED daytime running lights and the option of LED headlights on some models. The rear offers the biggest change with an integrated lower diffuser now encapsulating the exhaust pipes.