Engineers at the manufacturing company Micro Compact Car are now devising suspension modifications to improve the two-seater's stability. The delay is expected to cost MCC about £100 million. MCC president Jurgen Hubbert said: 'Given that this is a completely new product in a market segment which has never before existed, we have to be sure we rule out all possible risks.'
The Swedish journalist who turned the original A-class over during the elk test has described the revised car as 'markedly different' and 'the safest car in its class'. When it hits UK showrooms next summer, the new A-class will have wider tyres, lower suspension and Electronic Stability Programme fitted as standard.'