Vehicle type: SubcompactIn showrooms: Sept. 2005 in Europe; no U.S. salesWhat's cool: Second-generation A class is roomier and more luxurious.
The new A class has a more spacious and upscale interior and better handling. It is built on a single 2,568mm wheelbase. The old A class had short (2,423mm) and long (2,593mm) wheelbase versions.
The B class will be introduced at the Geneva show in March and will go on sale in the US as well as Europe. The A class is not sold in the US.