Brand new Mercedes Benz GLA The SUV has been launched in India, the entry price of the gasoline-powered GLA 200 is staring at 42.1 million rupees, while the performance-oriented AMG GLA 35 4Matic is as high as 5.73 million rupees (India, showroom). These prices will increase by Rs 150,000 from July 1, 2021.
Mercedes was supposed to launch the second-generation GLA in India earlier this year, but due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic that caused lockdowns in many states, it had to postpone the release of the second-generation GLA.
- Mercedes GLA is equipped with 1.3-liter turbocharged gasoline and 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine
- Standard models are available in progressive line and AMG line trim
- AMG GLA 35 4Matic is equipped with 306 horsepower, 2.0 liters of turbocharged gasoline
- GLA 35 is also the third AMG assembled in India
|2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA entry price (ex-showroom in India)|
|GLA 200 Progressive Line||Rs 42.1 lakh|
|GLA 220d Progressive Line||Rs 43.7 million|
|GLA 220d 4Matic AMG production line||Rs 46.7 million|
|AMG GLA 35 4 Matick||57.3 million rupees|
It is worth mentioning that the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4Matic is a CKD device, which means that it is the third AMG product assembled in India.Both standard GLA and AMG variants can be booked at the following locations Mercedes online sales portal.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Design
In appearance, the second-generation GLA SUV is very different from the model it replaces. The exterior styling has smoother and smoother lines than the old model, while still having a sturdy design-black cladding is all over the SUV. Overall, the new GLA is obviously larger and more robust than the predecessor. However, it is not only larger in appearance, because the new GLA is 104 mm taller than the previous generation and has a 30 mm longer wheelbase. This resulted in more interior space, especially at the rear, which was not available in previous models.
The AMG variant has gained some design details that help distinguish it from regular opponents. These include the Panamericana grille with prominent vertical slats, a new roof spoiler, larger wheels and larger exhaust pipes. It also carries the GLA 35 and the AMG badge on the rear.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Features
The new GLA is well-equipped, especially on its top trim, featuring a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touch screen MBUX infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and “Hey Mercedes” voice prompts and other functions, wireless Charger, front electric seats with memory function, 64-color ambient lighting, large sunroof, etc.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: engine and gearbox
Under the hood, standard GLA can provide gasoline and diesel engine options. The gasoline engine is a 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit that can produce 163hp and 250Nm of power. It is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and is only available in a front-wheel drive (FWD) layout.
The diesel engine that comes with the new GLA is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with a power of 190hp and 400Nm. It comes with an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which can be in either FWD layout or Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive layout.
Finally, we provide the performance-oriented AMG GLA 35 4Matic, which is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with a maximum output of 306hp and 400Nm. Power is transmitted to all four wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Mercedes provides an 8-year warranty on the engine and transmission for the new GLA. In addition, the department also leads the 3-year comprehensive vehicle warranty.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA: race inspection
In our market, the new Mercedes GLA is like BMW X1, Volvo XC40, with Mini Countryman. The arrival of the second-generation Audi Q3 will intensify competition.
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