Mercedes Benz GLA Class Overview & Performance

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Overview

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 GLA Class Look

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. Apply car loan for Mercedes Benz GLA Class.

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.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Comfort

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.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Gearbox

Mercedes Benz GLA Class comes with a 7G-DCT transmission system that enables faster gear shifting. Mercedes Benz GLA Class specifications for the engine are fantastic as well with the SUV using the 2143 cc displacement garnering 4-cylinder in-line motor. Mercedes Benz GLA Class gives 138 PS power and 300 Nm torque, which are phenomenal figures.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). For Mercedes Benz GLA Class visit bigintmedia

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.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Rideing

It’s more agile too and the higher ground clearance has not hampered the performance of the car. As I’ve told you earlier, all-wheel drive is now standard on the GLA 220d and it comes with Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) which helps to handle steep downhill driving. The speed can be set between four and 18 kmph which makes it easier to navigate through terrains.

Driving modes include – Eco, Individual, Off-Road and Dynamic and in each you can tweak the setting of the steering and the engine. The best option is individual, where you put the steering response into Eco mode and the engine response into Sport mode and well, it all falls into place. The 18-inch tyres give you the much needed grip and the GLA maintains its composure when driven into a corner. Now, Mercedes-Benz calls it a genuine off-roader and we can’t wait to test that part out.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Safety

Mercedes Benz GLA Class has a strong safety system with the presence of adaptive brake lights flashing, attention assist, LED headlamps, hill start assist and many other features. Mercedes Benz GLA Class comes with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as well that reduces the chances to over steer and over turn.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Price

Mercedes Benz Gla Class On-Road Price in Pune ranges from 37,99,062 to 43,66,693 for variants GLA Class 200 d Style and GLA Class 220 d 4MATIC respectively. Mercedes Benz Gla Class is available in 4 variants and 4 colours. Below are details of Mercedes Benz Gla Class variants price in Pune. Check for Benz GLA price in Pune at Tryaldrive.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class Bottomline

Overall then, the GLA facelift is a welcome change to the company’s portfolio and brings with it a fresh look and outlook. It’s certainly not a hatchback on stilts anymore, rather a baby GLC as we’ve already said before. Mercedes-Benz has done enough to make sure that the GLA remains true to its claim of an SUV and I was pleasantly surprised and genuinely happy that the company has managed to pull it off. The NVH levels in the car and the suspension settings apart, the GLA is a genuine winner and the X1 as also the Q3 now have strong contender to deal with.