The Mercedes GLA has been an impressive crossover SUV since its launch in 2013. It is a Class-A car that doesn’t disappoint the luxury vehicle lovers. The good news to the enthusiasts of this mid-size SUV is that the German automobile company will be present Mercedes GLA 2017 in the coming months. The new car will combine power and luxury and will suit buyers who like these two qualities.
Mercedes GLA 2017 – Exterior and Interior Design
The compact crossover will get serious innovations and modifications that will make the exterior look stylish and powerful. It will be based on the A-Class model platform found with the predecessor. The automaker has also borrowed a number of features from the B-class and CLA models.
The grill and headlamps will be revised to resemble those of a modern-day crossover. All lights are expected to feature the bi-xenon technology. The rear area will get sharper tail lights and brake lights. The exhaust pipe will be chrome-plated and will take a rectangular cross-section. The back side will also feature a diffuser with beautiful titanium grey trim. In addition, the car will come with advanced wheels. They will be 18-inch, 5 spoke, AMG light-alloy and will feature 235/45 R 19 tires.
The Mercedes GLA 2017 interior will be all about the latest technologies. There will be new sophisticated materials, colors and styling. The cabin will be spacious enough for the passengers and cargo. The seats will be covered with high quality leather and will feature strong belts. The dashboard will feature a state-of-the-art navigation screen. The infotainment system will be equipped with a 7-inch display and Bluetooth connectivity. When it comes to the multimedia options, you can expect an MP3 and iPod interface and USB port.
There will also be a high number of safety features in the Mercedes GLA 2017. Some of the features include: lane-keeping assist, auto braking, blind-spot assist, ABS, adaptive high-beam assist, 180-degree rear camera, asleep driver detection, stability control, dual-zone climate control, keyless start and adaptive cruise control.
Mercedes GLA 2017 – Engine and Performance
There will be no major changes in the hood of the next GLA. The American unit will feature two powertrain variants. There will be a 2.0-L Turbocharged I-4 engine, which is capable of generating 208 HP and 258 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.
The other variant will be a 2.0-L BorgWarner Twin-Scroll Turbocharged I-4 engine, capable of producing 360 HP and 332 lb-ft. This engine will be connected to a 7-speed sports AMG DCT transmission. The two engines provide excellent performance for a SUV, and will have attractive fuel efficiency. Mercedes GLA 2017 will have both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The MPG will be 26 when driving around the city and 36 when driving along the highway.
Mercedes GLA 2017 – Release Date and Price
Release date is expected in mid 2017. Most markets outside US will get the new car by the end of 2017. Price of base model crossover SUV Mercedes GLA 2017 will be around $32,000. Some refurbished trims are expected to retail at $48,000 or more.