According to a report by Autoblog Hungary, Mercedes-Benz could expand its compact car line-up to eight models. This was revealed by Marco Ebler, product manager for Mercedes compact cars, in a statement from Hungary.

Currently, the five-model range includes the A-Class, B-Class, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake, and GLA. The first of the new models could be the A-Class sedan, which was previewed by the Aesthetics A sculpture in January this year.

Autocar reports that a concept of said model will make an appearance at the Shanghai Motor Show later in April. The A-Class sedan is said to compete against the Audi A3 Sedan as well as the BMW 1 Series Sedan, and will be positioned above the CLA.

It will reportedly ride on an upgraded version of the Modular Front Architecture (MFA) platform, with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive powertrains. However, it is yet unknown if the A-Class sedan will be a China-exclusive model, similar to the 1 Series Sedan.