SANTA BARBARA, CA – Mercedes-Benz of North America says it will classify the North American versions of its next-generation A-Class and the Smart Forfour as light trucks. Next generation A-Class will be a light truck in U.S. The A-Class slated for launch in the North American market in 2005 will be based on the A-Class platform used in Europe, although the body and interior will be tailored specifically for this market. Codenamed CST, it is expected to be a styling sibling to ...

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