These spy pictures give us our clearest look yet at the new Mercedes CLA, ahead of its arrival in showrooms in 2014.
As you can see from the pictures, the CLA gets the same door crease and chrome dot-matrix design grille as the Mercedes A-Class, while the swooping roofline is reminiscent of the larger CLS.
There's also a more aggressive front bumper with gaping brake ducts, while at the rear, vertical slots in the bumper, AMG-style exhausts and sportier-looking alloy wheels hint at the car's performance nature. We can also see a panoramic roof, privacy glass and Bi-Xenon headlamps.
The CLA will use a similar interior design to the A-Class, but will add sculpted rear seats with a centre console between them - rear passenger comfort is crucial in the lucrative Chinese market.
The Beijing show concept was powered by a 211bhp 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine with direct injection powering all four wheels. Expect the range to expand to include a 2.2-litre diesel engine, which will be mated to a seven-speed Geartronic transmission.
The Mercedes CLA will start from around £25,000 when it arrives in the UK in 2014.