MERCEDES-BENZ GLA SUV - ROOMIER MERCEDES-BENZ GLA ARRIVES IN IRELAND
10TH JULY 2020
COMPACT CROSSOVER MERCEDES-BENZ GLA SLOTS INTO THE RANGE BELOW THE GLB.
Neil Briscoe, completecar.ie
The new Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover has arrived in Ireland, making for a full-house of alphabet soup Mercedes SUV models. The line-up now runs from GLA to GLB, GLC, GLE, and GLS. Oh, and G-Class of course, the one that started it all. The reason for such proliferation? Simple - a global market for luxury SUVs that topped 6.5-million before COVID-19.
Sportier than the GLB
The new GLA is reckoned by Mercedes to be more "sporty, and lifestyle-oriented' than its chunkier brother, the GLB, and is a little more affordable too. The GLA will come to Ireland with a choice of just two trim lines - Progressive, or sportier AMG-Line.
The new GLA is rather more distinctive than the old model and is both 100mm taller and 15mm shorter than its predecessor. In spite of the chop in length, it's roomier in the back seats than the old one (an extra 110mm of legroom), thanks to the superior packaging of the new NGCC front-wheel drive platform.