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Mercedes-Benz is showing off its Concept A-Class in both New York and Shanghai. Now comes word that the baby Benz is officially earmarked for sale in the United States. The crew from Car and Driver cornered the German automaker's higher-ups and got the good news. No word yet on a timetable for the arrival of the production version, however we do know that Mercedes is working on additional bodystyles.

While we certainly won't get all of the dramatic styling touches of the Concept A-Class, the version for the masses will take cues from the aggressive front-end. After the initial launch, Mercedes-Benz will bring us a five-door hatchback and a shapely-sedan modeled in the CLS vein.

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[Source: Car and Driver]

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