Mercedes has launched an all-new version of its smallest SUV, the GLA. The vehicle made its debut at the Detroit Motorshow, earlier in the year and has now made its way to the Indian market.
There is no radical change in design, however this is a minor makeover given to the model line to keep it fresh. The new vehicle now gets modified bumpers, new alloy wheel options, new colours and full LED headlamps have replaced the bi-xenon unit which were previously on offer. These also prevent the oncoming vehicle from getting dazzled. The tail lamp cluster has also been given a minor make over in terms of design, but it still continues to have the same housing.
On the inside, the new vehicle gets a larger 8″ free standing display which supports Apple Car play and Android Auto.. The dashboard continues to be similarly styled like previously on offer. The car now features ambient lighting with 12 colours and 5 dimming levels.
There are 2 engine options on offer in the new GLA, a 2.0 liter turbo petrol and a 2.1 liter turbo diesel. The petrol engine produces 181 Bhp and 300 Nm. The diesel on the other hand is on offer in 2 states of tune, the 200d and the 220d version. The base 200d version produces 134 Bhp and 300 Nm and the 220d version produces 168 Bhp and 350 Nm. The 220d variant comes with Mercedes’s 4matic AWD system and is the only variant to offer it.
The GLA is on offer in a total of 4 variants, 3 diesel and 1 petrol. Here is what the pricing is:
200d Style: Rs 30.65 lakhs, 200d Sport: Rs 33.85 lakhs, 220d 4matic: Rs 36.75 lakhs
200 Sport: Rs 32.20 lakhs
The car can also be had with something called an Urban pack, which adds special highlights and chrome elements.
The GLA will take on the Audi Q3, which got a facelift sometime back ad the BMW X1, which also got a facelift sometime last year.