sgCarMart – Back in the year 1997, the first generation A-Class became infamous after flipping over during the traditional 'elk test' performed by Swedish automobile publication Teknikens Värld.
The evasive manoeuvre test, more commonly known as the 'moose test' or 'elk test', is performed to determine how well a certain vehicle evades a sudden obstacle.
Mercedes-Benz then took the step of recalling all units and suspending sales for three months until the problem was solved by adding electronic stability control (ESC) and modifying the suspension.
Things are about to change now as the smallest Benz, with an unusually tall yet short body, is replaced by a low-slung, sporty hatch - directly competing with the likes of the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Volkswagen Golf and the Volvo V40.
Taking a leap of faith, Mercedes-Benz is set to position the new generation A-Class to reach out to the younger generation, credits to its contemporary and sleek design that one wouldn't believe was a descendant of its boxy looking past.
The A-Class is available in three variants locally. Having already tested the base model as well as the top end A250 Sport, we decided to take their diesel sibling out on a date.
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