The Mercedes A-Class has always been forbidden fruit in North America, but a new report is indicating that could soon be changing.

The Mercedes A-Class has always been forbidden fruit in North America, but a new report is indicating that could soon be changing.

While nothing is official, Car & Driver is reporting the three-door hatchback will be offered alongside the redesigned B-Class, BLS sedan, and BLK/GLC crossover.

Engine options remain a bit of a mystery, but likely candidates include the new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 210 PS (207 hp / 155 kW) as well as the 3.5-liter V6 with 306 PS (301 hp / 225 kW).

No word on timing, but C&D says the crossover will be the first MFA-based vehicle in the United States.

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