According to a report by Car and Driver, Mercedes-Benz will introduce eight models based on the company’s next-generation front wheel drive platform, which will reportedly be called Modular Front Architecture 2 (MFA2).

This was intimated by Ola Kallenius, head of Mercedes-Benz Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. However, he did not reveal which models will use the so-called MFA2 platform.

Suggested models include successors to the A-Class hatchback, B-Class, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA. Joining them could possibly be all-new models like the A-Class sedan (previewed by the Concept A Sedan), GLB SUV and a long wheelbase version of the A-Class sedan (likely destined for the China market).

Car and Driver also notes that the MFA2-based models will appear more elegant and mature than the bold look of the current crop of cars. Engine options will likely included four-cylinder diesel and petrol mills with dual-clutch automatic transmissions (manuals for other markets).