A prototype of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been spotted by our spy photographers again, and this time, we are given an even more undisguised view of the model’s all-new interior.

There’s plenty of changes to talk about here, and we begin with the A-Class’ dashboard, which continues to feature the triple air-con vents. However, the items appear to have been positioned lower down from before, and now follow the design seen in the C238 E-Class Coupe.

The reason for the former is likely to accommodate the compact car’s new widescreen cockpit (a la W213 E-Class), which seems smaller than in another test mule (likely for lower variants). Given the dual duties the widescreen cockpit will perform, the free-standing display from the current W176 is naturally omitted here.

Also seen here is the steering wheel design in a similar guise to that in the new W222 S-Class, which differs from an earlier prototype sighted with a W213 E-Class-esque unit.

Other cues taken from its larger sibling include the switchgear for the car’s functions (air-conditioning controls and quick access buttons), which appears to be arranged in two tiers to allow for additional stowage space beneath them, as well as providing the cabin with a more airy feel. However, as this is a pre-production model, it remains to be seen if this look will make it to the A-Class’ final design.

As for the exterior, there doesn’t appear to be a whole lot new from what we’ve seen before. The sharper exterior styling is highlighted by slimmer headlights at the front, a longer bonnet and new taillights. The new A-Class will reportedly ride on Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation front wheel drive platform called Modular Front Architecture 2 (MFA2).

The platform will also be used to underpin successors to the B-Class, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA. Other possible all-new models include the A-Class sedan (previewed by the Concept A Sedan), GLB SUV and a long wheelbase version of the A-Class sedan.