Mercedes GLA

The Mercedes GLA is a compact, performance SUV based on the same underpinnings of Mercedes upcoming A-Class. We expect to see the GLA in the 2014 model year with the GLA45 AMG following shortly after.

  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    7 speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    183
  • Torque @ RPM:
    300
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
  • Top Speed:
    135 mph (Est.)
  • car segment:
  • body style:
  • Overall:
    7.8/10

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

The updated compact SUV with plenty of new features and interior upgrades

Mercedes has recently taken the covers off the facelift GLA Class which will be sold as the 2018 model. The car was recently unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The GLA was launched for the first time back in 2013 and it impressed everyone with its handling and refinement characteristics. Some of the main highlights of Mercedes first compact SUV included dynamic design, light footed handling and offcourse the premium interior. This new SUV also helped Mercedes become the broadest SUV range over all the other premium European car manufacturers.

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EXTERIOR

The facelift Mercedes GLA gets new LED headlamps which replaces the Bi-Xenon headlamps available on the current GLA. These LED units gets a colour temperature which is equivalent to the colour temperature of daylight which helps in relieving the strain from the driver’s eyes when they are driving at night. The low beam gets projector technology while the high beam gets LED reflector technology. The headlamp bulb is ever lasting and there is no need to change the bulb over the entire lifetime of the car. Apart from the new headlamps the car also gets a redesigned grille while the front bumper has also been tweaked slightly to match with all the other exterior changes.

The facelift compact SUV apart from styling tweaks also gets an improved aerodynamics as well. The GLA already benefits from good flow characteristics which help in contributing to the low fuel consumption. The changes to the facelift SUV includes a low A pillar step, aerodynamically optimized exterior mirror housings, an aerodynamically optimized rear silencer with connected rear diffuser which helps in improving the air flow beneath the SUVs body. Towards the rear the SUV further gets a roof spoiler lip. The rear profile also gets aerodynamically shaped taillamps plus side rear spoilers. These changes ensure that the air flow towards the rear end of the car is also aerodynamically optimal.

INTERIOR

Just like the exterior the interior of the GLA also gets plenty of changes and premium quality materials. The first change that one will notice comes in the form of new seat fabrics, while the control panel has also been chromed out. The free standing media display is also slim and is readable. The instrument cluster also gets red needle. The switches which controls the electric seat gets highlights finished in silver chrome. The air condition vents in particular gets strong accentuated lines which definitely go well with the chrome frame surrounding the central console.

There are different packages as well which are available with the facelift GLA, the interior also gets optional sports seats as well. The SUV also gets a hands free access to the rear boot. This means that whenever the owner steps towards the rear boot the trunk is opened or closed with the foot movement.

DRIVETRAIN

The GLA range of SUV’s includes GLA 180 (petrol), GLA 200 (petrol), GLA 250 (petrol), GLA 250 4MATIC. The diesel variant on the other hand consists of the GLA 180 d (diesel), GLA 200 d (diesel), GLA 200 d 4MATIC (diesel), GLA 220 d (diesel) and GLA 220 d 4MATIC (diesel).

The Mercedes GLA is available in the Indian market the GLA 200 and the GLA 200 and the GLA 200 D variants. The GLA 200 is powered by the 2.0 Litre, four cylinder unit which is capable of producing about 183 Hp of peak power at 5500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque in between 1800-2400 rpm. The GLA 200 D on the other hand gets the 2.2 Litre inline 4 diesel model which produces about 136 Hp of peak power and 300 Nm of torque in between 1600 to 3000 rpm. Both the engines are paired to a 7G-DCT 7 speed dual clutch transmission.
The 2018 Mercedes GLA gets a new model in the form of GLA 220 4MATIC, this variant is powered by 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 135 kW (184 hp) and 300 Nm of torque.

PRICE

The facelift Mercedes GLA will be launched in Germany today while the Indian launch will take place later this year.

COMPETITION

BMW X1

The biggest competitor of the GLA is definitely the X1 Crossover from BMW which has received its own significant share of update last year. The new X1 gets a completely new face along with some interior changes as well. The BMW Crossover is offered with only a diesel engine option. The 2.0 Litre unit 181 Bhp and 380 Nm of torque

CONCLUSION

The Mercedes GLA gets additional equipment which definitely has helped the GLA to become even more value for money product. The improved aerodynamics on the other hand will help improve the overall fuel efficiency figures and also at the same time improve its overall handling. The interior too received its own significant updates as well

We will definitely update you with more details once the SUV is launched in the Indian market towards the first half of 2017.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

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The updated compact SUV with plenty of new features and interior upgrades
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes has recently taken the covers off the facelift GLA Class which will be sold as the 2018 model. The car was recently unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The GLA was launched for the first time back in 2013 and it impressed everyone with its handling and refinement characteristics. Some of the main highlights of Mercedes first compact SUV included dynamic design, light footed handling and offcourse the premium interior. This new SUV also helped Mercedes become the broadest SUV range over all the other premium European car manufacturers.

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Mercedes Benz Starts New Production Facility & Rolls Out Locally Assembled GLA

Mercedes-Benz India inaugurated phase II of the production facility at Chakan, Pune and according to the report Mercedes Benz has invested a total of 100 Crores behind this project. This new facility is spread over 40 hectares at Pune and has a capacity of producing 20, 000 Units annually. The new production facility was inaugurated in presence of the Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honorable Union Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change; Shri Subhash Desai, Honorable Industry Minister, Maharashtra; Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Piyush Arora, Executive Director, Operations, Mercedes-Benz India, the Pune facility also becomes the largest facility for any luxury car manufacturer in India.

Beside some other products like the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, GL-Class and M-Class this new facility will also start assembling the GLA SUV as well which will also mark a new milestone for Mercedes Benz because for the first time the German luxury car manufacturer will be producing compact cars in its globally assembly network beside some other already mentioned SUV’s and sedans. Mercedes Benz beside India also spread their localization network in some other Countries including Thailand, Vietnam, Malayasia, Indonesia while the Brazil plant is still under construction.

Now coming to the GLA Class Mercedes will be locally assembling the GLA’s 200 CDI variant at the newly inaugurated Chakan production facility. The GLA is definitely one of the important products in the Mercedes Benz product portfolio and which helps them to occupy an important position in India’s luxury compact SUV segment. The GLA compact SUV not only looks stylish but it also has some capable offroading feature. The local production of GLA will help it to enhance value addition for the Indian customers.

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So, the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG is Stuttgart’s answer to the Audi RS Q3 and we think it looks better than the Audi for sure but although the Stuggart based rival is not available in India but surely the GLA 45 AMG will be. The GLA is a good example of a crossover coupe with a raked rear windshield and an overall handsome profile.

Now Mercedes Benz has given a lot of importance to the Indian market by bringing in some of their high performance cars in India the last one being the CLA 45 AMG which is well! A more accessible AMG, while there new launch will be the GLA 45 AMG which is the AMG tuned variant of their GLA Class Crossover. Now you can definitely expect a whole lot more punch and performance from this loaded up GLA 45 AMG Variant for sure.

Under the hood of this Crossover is the same engine unit which actually powers the CLA 45 AMG Sports sedan which means that it will also be powered by the 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo petrol unit which is also one of the most powerful 2.0 liter petrol engine of the World. Now you can surely imagine how much more power does this engine generates than the standard GLA Class which is available in the Indian market right now and still if you want to know the exact figures Keep reading the entire review.
The GLA 45 AMG not only gets the powerful engine under the hood but also few other interesting AMG styling treatment from AMG both in its exterior as well interior. This Crossover height although has been lowered than the standard GLA which will definitely hamper its offraoding capability but it surely has an increased performance on road and also on track.

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Mercedes-Benz Launched the GLA In India Today

Mercedes-Benz today launched the much anticipated Compact Crossover GLA in India. This small SUV is offered with two variants namely Style and Sport. Prices for the base GLA CDI starts at INR. 32.75 Lakh(ex showroom Delhi) while the GLA 200 Sport has been priced at INR. 36 Lakh(ex showroom Delhi) lastly the top end GLA CDI Sport is priced at INR. 36.9 Lakh(ex showroom Delhi).

Now as we already mentioned earlier that this SUV is built on the same MFA platform which supports the A and B Class hatchbacks and from its looks and styling it looks more of a Crossover than a proper SUV. The Petrol variant of the GLA is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which produces about 181 Bhp of peak power at 5500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque in between 1200-1400 rpm while the diesel variant of the GLA is powered by a 2.2 liter motor producing about 135 bhp of peak power in between 3600-4400 rpm and 300 Nm of peak torque at 1600-3000 rpm. In terms of acceleration the petrol GLA reaches 0-100 km/h mark in just 7.6 seconds while it has a top speed of 225 km/h, while the diesel motor does the same in 9.9 seconds and has a top speed of 205 km/h mark

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