No soup for you, ’Murica!

Mercedes just unveiled the fourth-generation A-Class, and it goes without saying that it’s the sexiest, most technologically advanced compact hatchback on the market. The BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 are cool and all, but let’s face it, both look rather generic inside and out and are subpar when it comes to technology. Unfortunately, all of the above is irrelevant if you live in the U.S., as Mercedes-Benz isn’t planning on selling the hatchback Stateside.

New Mercedes A-Class Hatchback Not Coming to the U.S.; You can Buy it in Canada though Exterior
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Canada not only gets the bigger B-Class, but it will also get the brand-new A-Class.

Okay, so it’s not exactly surprising since the A-Class never made it here up until now. But with the Infiniti Q30 already in showrooms and with rumors that BMW will bring the 1 Series to the U.S. soon, I was hoping Mercedes will change its mind. But no, the German firm still doesn’t want to sell hatchback in the U.S., And the decision is rather frustrating since the A-Class will make it to Canada. Yup, Canada not only gets the bigger B-Class, but it will also get the brand-new A-Class.

There is a bit of good news in this though. According to the brand’s Canadian president and CEO, the U.S. will get the sedan version of the new A-Class.

“Our U.S. colleagues have already confirmed that they will only sell the sedan version of the A-Class,” Brian D. Fulton, President, and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada, told The Truth About Cars. “Both hatchback and sedan versions will be available in Canada; we will share more information about the sedan later this year.”

As you may remember, Mercedes showcased a concept version of the A-Class sedan back in 2017. It’s supposed to compete against the Audi A3 Sedan, which is already available in the U.S., and the recently introduced BMW 1 Series Sedan, a China-only model as of this writing. The four-door A-Class could arrive in the U.S. by the end of 2018.

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New Mercedes A-Class Hatchback Not Coming to the U.S.; You can Buy it in Canada though Exterior
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