Do you remember the first Mercedes-Benz A-Class? It came out in 1998. Nope? Great, whatever you do don't Google it because you'll never be able to unsee it.

And if you do remember, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. The good thing is, as each new A-Class came out it was better looking than the last, and now this fourth-generation version of Benz's small hatch has arrived, and it looks… well, you can read all about that below.

Explore the 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Range

You can also find out how this new A-Class drives and what cool features are on board, including... wait for it, artificial intelligence.

We attended the Australian launch of the A-Class and while the complete range won't arrive until late 2018/early 2019, we did have the chance to drive the first to land on our shores – the A200.