2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class spy shots and video

Mercedes-Benz engineers are approaching the final stages of testing prototypes for a redesigned B-Class minivan.

The car represents just one of eight body styles Mercedes plans for its new-generation compact car family, the first two members of which are the redesigned A-Class hatchback and new A-Class sedan.

Others will include replacements for the CLA, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA, as well as some more new additions such as a GLB SUV and EQA electric car. The first to reach the United States will be the A-Class sedan, which goes on sale here late this year as a 2019 model and with an expected starting price as low as $30,000.