Mercedes GLA-Class – a compact luxury crossover launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 32.75 lakh in ex-showroom, Delhi. Company had already started bookings for the GLA and it has already received confirmed bookings of 600 units in just 18 days before launch. It is based on the same front-wheel-drive MFA architecture as the A-class hatchback and it will compete against with the same segment cars likes Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Land Rover Evoque.
Mercedes GLA-Class official launch video:
Mercedes GLA-Class technical:
The Mercedes GLA-Class is available in both petrol 2.0-litre, and 2.2- litre diesel engine options. The Mercedes GLA 200 is powered by a 2.0-litre Inline, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that producing 183.5PS of power @ 5500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque between 1200 – 1400 rpm, while the diesel variant GLA 200 CDI is available with 2.2-litre inline, 4-cylinder engine with latest generation of common rail direct injection that delivers 136 PS of power @ 3600 – 4400 rpm and 300 Nm of torque @ 1600 – 3000 rpm. It has 225 kmph of top speed and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 in just 7.6 seconds with petrol engine and 205 top speed for diesel engine which can go 0-100 kmph in just 9.9 seconds.
The Petrol engine gives an ARAI certified mileage of 13.7 kmpl while the diesel engine claims 17.7 kmpl of fuel efficiency. The Mercedes GLA-Class both variants are coupled with a 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission which is consists of two sub-transmissions, each with its own clutch. The transmission has capacity to fast, smooth gear-shifting without any interruptions in tractive power.
Mercedes GLA-Class features highlight:
- Dual-slat grille with the large three-pointed star
- Xenon headlamps
- Wraparound tail-lamps
- Bumpers with matte aluminium finish
- 18-inch Alloy wheels
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Rear parking camera with parking sensors
- Electric seats for driver and passenger
- Harman Kardon sound system
- Tyre pressure monitoring sensors
- Anti-skid regulation (ASR)
- Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
- Brake assist system (BAS)
- 183mm of ground clearance
Mercedes GLA-Class Delhi ex-showroom price:
- GLA 200 CDI Style – Rs. 32.75 lakh
- GLA 200 Sport – Rs. 36 lakh
- GLA 200 CDI Sport – Rs. 36.9 lakh
The Mercedes GLA announced to bring in the performance-focused GLA 45 AMG later this year.