The small hatchback has come of age. I feel like it’s grown up from being that car you got when you went to uni, and has graduated to the car you get even when you have a family. Because they’re not so small anymore. Take this Mercedes A250 for example. I thought it was going to be one of those weeks where I had to squash the family in the car, but not so.
It looks pretty fabulous. From the outside and especially in this colour (it’s Iridium Silver Metallic and will cost an extra $1190), it reminds me of liquid mercury. All silver and fluid with long curves and smooth lines, no sharp edges. It’s very elegant in design and inside is just as impressive.
You have your choice of Mercedes’ own multimedia system which has a built in sat nav and even it’s own version of Siri, or Apple Carplay or Android Auto, so you can choose which to use. The Mercedes system is good enough to use full time but if you’re used to using your phone then Carplay or Auto make it an easy tech decision. There is also a load of advanced safety equipment like auto emergency braking and active lane keep assist.
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