When Audi launched its A3 saloon, I remember thinking it was a bit niche and pointless. How wrong I was.

Instead, Audi has proved ahead of the curve by launching a baby saloon which, by all accounts, has been very successful.

Then, last year, BMW revealed its 1 Series saloon exclusively for China, though the model is expected to reach other markets eventually.

And now, Mercedes has finally caught up, having revealed its A-Class concept at the Shanghai motor show. It'll certainly make production, according to sales and marketing boss Britta Seeger but not until next year or maybe even the year after.

However, Seeger added that the concept's design wasn't confirmed for production which is a shame because it's a great looking thing.