By on September 12, 2012

The New Mercedes A-Class should be at dealers in Europe any day now.  In the U.S., it is expected to go on sale in the United States in 2014. Not that many people are dying to see an overpriced  hatchback. A sedan probably would sell better. One was spotted halfway between Germany and America, in Iceland.

Bernhard Kohlmeier did what used to be en vogue with hippies in the 70’s: He flew Iceland Air from Frankfurt to New York, with a stopover in Iceland. From his room at Northern Light Inn near the Blue Lagoon at Grindavik, he observed Daimler personnel testing a sedan version of the A-Class.

Officially, the car will be called CLA, writes Der Spiegel. At the Beijing Motor Show in April, Daimler showed the Concept Style Coupe, the car caught by the Iceland traveler is closer to reality.

The magazine believes that the CLA will be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show. The fog is steam from the geothermal power plant in Grindavik. The sedan should sell quite well in the U.S. and China, where hatchbacks have a very limited market.

While on Iceland’s public roads, the car was wrapped into this chastity foil.

Back at the hotel, they took it all off.

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