Mercedes-Benz is up and arms with its S-Class flagship as of late, nevertheless it seems to be like the corporate has been cooking one thing on its entry-level class.

In line with a report, the Stuttgart-based automaker will supply a brand new entry-level mannequin to fit beneath the A-Class. Autobild, a German publication, brings this rumor to mild by its slideshow of upcoming Mercedes autos this yr, in addition to in 2022 and 2023.

Whereas we’re already acquainted with many of the entries of the slideshow, the final two slides introduced forth the rumor of a smaller A-Class, in addition to a jacked-up model that would place itself beneath the GLA-Class.

Take the report with a wholesome dose of skepticism however this is not the primary time we have heard studies of a brand new entry-level mannequin from Mercedes. In August final yr, Mercedes compact automobile chief improvement engineer Axel Heix and head of total automobile testing Johen Eck each hinted that smaller vehicles could happen due to the corporate’s extremely versatile MFA structure.

Autobild reported that the upcoming new entry-level Mercedes might be launched in 2022. It’s stated that the current A-Class might be shortened and can have three doorways in reference to the unique EQA Idea from 2017 (see lead picture above). The jacked-up model, alternatively, can have claddings and roof rails however Autobild stated that they are only for present and the automobile will not have an all-wheel drivetrain. The brand new entry-level Mercedes SUV will allegedly arrive in 2023.

There is no assure with these speculations, although. Daimler CEO Ola Källenius admitted that they went too far in producing more compact cars than what they really want. Then once more, we’ll see if the aforementioned rumors maintain true subsequent yr.