The all-new GLA goes one better. The new design on the GLA is not only sportier, but also brings a higher and broader appearance. Ready for all roads - In the city or out in the country.
Key characteristics of the GLA include the dominant shoulders of the bodywork and the coupé-like lines of the side windows. This contoured side profile gives the car it’s vigorously stylish style and offers an interesting play of light and shadows.
With a contemporary interior design the GLA delivers an instrument panel, available in 3 variant sizes. The round ventilation outlets, five of them in all, feature a high-quality transformer look with precisely designed air guidance vanes. The door centre panel flows seamlessly over into the armrest. The grab and assist handle has a tubular profile and runs horizontally like a railing.
Also included as standard is the intuitively operated MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). MBUX can be individually configured with the aid of a range of options. The powerful computer, brilliant screens and graphics, customisable presentation, full-colour head-up display, navigation with augmented reality, learning software, and voice control activated with the prompt “Hey Mercedes” are the key advantages of the system.
Take a Closer Look
The new GLA places its trust in the four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines which were completely modernised for the new edition of the compact model series. In comparison to the previous generation, they are characterised by significantly increased specific outputs and by improved efficiency and emissions.
The gateway to the petrol-model range is the M 282 with a displacement of 1.33 litres in the GLA 200. This engine has cylinder shut-off for efficient operation in the partial-load range.
Combined fuel consumption 5,9–5,6 l/100 km;
CO₂-Combined emissions 135–129 g/km.¹
Be it during rush hour, on long drives at night, or on unfamiliar routes – your new GLA noticeably takes the strain out of driving, particularly in stressful situations. This is based on a concept that makes every journey in a Mercedes-Benz safer and unique: Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. Because the time you spend behind the wheel is your time. Time for relaxation. Time to replenish your energy. So that, first and foremost, you reach your destination safely, but are also more relaxed when you get there.
Light and sight
The new Mercedes-Benz GLA review.
Mercedes has taken the covers off its second-generation GLA crossover. The baby SUV, which is a five-door, five-seat design as before, will sit below the new Mercedes GLB in the range and, following an early-2020 launch, is expected to be one of the company's best-selling models worldwide.
Taller, but shorter, for more space?
Taking on the latest Mercedes SUV design language, the 2020 GLA is a full 104mm taller (regardless of roof rails), 30mm wider and 30mm longer in the wheelbase than the outgoing car, yet is also 14mm shorter. The new proportions have allowed for more upright seating (140mm higher than in the A-Class and 50mm higher than in the B-Class), enabling Mercedes to claim significant increases in front headroom and rear legroom. Scanning through the dimension charts, it appears that the new car's cabin should be considerably wider front and rear, too, while the boot has increased in volume by 14 litres to 435 litres with the back seats in place. There's a variable-height boot floor as standard and the option to fit adjustable rear seating (in terms of backrest angle and sliding them fore and aft), while split-fold rear seat backs are standard.
MBUX technology for all
Despite the higher seating, we suspect that the GLA's cabin will feel a lot like that of the current Mercedes B-Class. As in that car, the GLA will get one of three MBUX infotainment layouts, kicking off with two seven-inch screens and rising to the rather more impressive widescreen setup, featuring two 10.25-inch displays. The GLA also gets the distinctive five circular air vents of its sibling cars and buyers can opt for a head-up display and even satnav with augmented reality technology.
Mercedes is going big on safety technology for the GLA, too, with various standard and optional sub-systems (we don't yet know the Irish specification) including Active Distance Assist Distronic, Active Steer Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Land Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Brake Assist, Pre-Safe Plus and more.
†Includes delivery & related charges. Model is shown for illustrative purposes only. ††The Guaranteed Minimum Future Value (GMFV) is payable if you renew or retain the vehicle at the end of the agreement. Further charges may be applied by MSL Mercedes-Benz dealerships subject to kilometre limits/condition of the vehicle. Lending criteria and conditions apply (>18s only). The fixed APR is inclusive of a documentation fee of €63.49. To qualify for this Finance Offer; a minimum deposit of 10% is required. Rate quoted is correct as at 10th November 2019 and is subject to change. Offer available on the model in finance the example above registered from 20th May 2020 until 30th of June 2020 at MSL Mercedes-Benz dealerships. This is a Consumer Hire Purchase agreement provided by Bank of Ireland t/a Bank of Ireland Finance. Ownership remains with Bank of Ireland until the GMFV (optional final payment) is made.