Mercedes is enjoying such success with the CLA and GLA that they are legitimately considering importing the A class hatchback as well.
Mercedes compact volume jumped from 226,000 units in 2012 to more than 463,000 units last year, with nearly 66% of those buyers being new to the brand, which is spurring Mercedes to hunt for more volume at lower levels.
According to the Detroit Bureau, Daimler will more then likely debut the A class in North America along with the next generation W176 platformed cars. The news also ties into the eventual Daimler-Nissan-Renault joint facility in Mexico, where the A class will join future CLA and GLA production for North America.
The Aguas Caliente facility is already churning out Nissan branded products and is expected to start churning out Mercedes vehicles in 2018. Expect the A class along with a revised CLA and GLA then.