Mercedes-Benz revealed several photos of the 2018 A-Class’ production-ready interior last week and we’ve noticed a rather important detail: it’s a hybrid and will have at least a 31-mile range on battery power.

The detail is seen by zooming into the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Just below the tachometer is a battery range indicator showing 36km of range left on a roughly 75-percent charge. Do the conversion and that works out to 22.3 miles of range. That’s not bad for a three-quarters charge. At full charge, though, the A-Class could see a total electric range of roughly 31 miles. That’s more than enough for in-city commuting. Of course, the phrase “your mileage may vary” comes into play. Getting a full 31 miles to a charge will likely require a light foot and conscious driving. Still, the respectable range should be a big selling point for A-Class shoppers.

And speaking of buying, it’s likely Mercedes will debut the hybridized A-Class alongside its gasoline and diesel version at its launch. That would give customers at least three choices in the powertrain department, not to mention the possible FWD/AWD, transmission, and horsepower output combinations. Mercedes is expected to officially debut the 2018 A-Class sometime in the first half of 2018, with most indications pointing to the Geneva Auto Show in March.

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Source: Motor1

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