The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA from $ 36,230
Atlanta. The redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLA is the long-awaited new gateway to the Mercedes-Benz SUV line. With a sporty design, aerodynamic proportions and compact dimensions, the new generation is more powerful, spacious and comfortable than ever. The new GLA is also equipped with the new intuitive Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system and offers the latest security systems. Arrived at American dealers in mid-2020, the GLA 250 2021 will start from $ 36,230 * and the GLA 250 4MATIC will be priced at $ 38,230. *
Over the past year, Mercedes-Benz has updated its entire line of SUVs – from hosting the very first compact GLB with an optional 3rd row, allowing flexible configurations, to introducing the revamped GLC best-selling intermediary. The new generation GLE also debuted with a very convincing new design and optional 3rd row seat for the first time, and the all-new full-size GLS now offers captain’s seats for six passengers, or a rear seat can accommodate up to seven people. The all-new GLA now perfectly completes the range as an attractive catwalk for the refreshed Mercedes-Benz family of SUVs.
While the GLA remains a compact SUV in a versatile urban-size package, the new generation has a more mature appearance as it is now larger (+ 3.6 “), wider (1.2”) and has a wheelbase longer (+ 1.1 “) than its predecessor. With more headroom in the front, more legroom in the rear and more cargo space than its predecessor, the vehicle is as dynamic as the lives of its customers – also suitable for daily driving and weekend getaways.
The new generation benefits from a more aggressive SUV presence with distinctive elements such as the underbody, side panels, roof rails and integrated fog lights, while retaining its emotional and sporty design elements – including its sloping roof line, its unique louvre grille and its standard double exhaust.
With the standard MBUX interface, the integration of the smartphone and the dual large screen display with touch screen, the GLA offers exceptional operating and communication capabilities in the car. MBUX takes the user experience to the next level by incorporating a powerful computer, brilliant screens and graphics, a customizable screen, learning software and voice control with natural language recognition. The available color head-up display and augmented video for navigation further enhance this sophisticated system. Thanks to its innovative technology, MBUX supports the occupants by making the various operations within the cabin simpler and more intuitive.
The all-new GLA 250 and GLA 250 4MATIC are equipped with a new 2.0L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine developing 221 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque (+ 13 hp compared to its predecessor). The engine is paired with the new 8G DCT (dual clutch transmission), which provides increased power, greater efficiency and smoother operation at lower engine speeds. Other standard equipment features include LED headlights and taillights, 18-inch wheels and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster and a 7-inch touchscreen.
The GLA also offers first-class driving assistance systems with cooperative driver assistance, offering the highest level of active safety in this segment with adopted functions from the reference class S. Thanks to this technology, the GLA is able to drive semi-autonomously in certain situations. It does this by closely monitoring the traffic situation with improved camera and radar systems that allow it to see up to 1,640 feet (500 meters) ahead of it; GLA also uses map and navigation data to further support assistance functions.
With the highest loyalty in the segment, Mercedes-Benz’s formula for success is simple: get customers in the brand early and keep them for life with a myriad of options to meet every need. The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA offers a very attractive new gangway to its SUV family that combines everyday space and functionality with a sporty and dynamic design, and will go on sale in the United States in mid-2020.