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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Bookings Open, Launch Expected By Mid-May

Mercedes-Benz has started accepting bookings for the all-new GLA crossover for the Indian market. It is expected to be launched by mid of May 2021. Compared to the previous model, the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA gets new styling, bigger dimensions, new features, and refreshed engine line-up.

New Mercedes-Benz GLA

2021 GLA shares its styling cues with the Mercedes GLC & Mercedes GLE, and it looks more muscular thanks to its increased height (1611mm, +104mm than before), width (1834mm, +30mm), and wheelbase (2729mm, +30mm). However, at 4410mm, its length has been decreased by 14mm. 

Design-wise the SUV gets a refreshed sportier grille and a larger bumper along with new multibeam LED headlamps. Its masculine squared-out wheel arches with black cladding and the haunches above the rear wheels give it a robust appearance. At the rear, the SUV gets revised split LED tail lamps and black inserts on the bumper.

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 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior

Inside the cabin, you will notice that GLA's dashboard is quite similar to the A-Class Limousine, featuring a dual-screen setup that comprises a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display and a 10.25-inch MBUX touchscreen infotainment system. The other notable features onboard include Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Mercedes Me connect, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, powered front seats with memory function, 64 levels of ambient lighting, wireless charger, leather upholstery, electronic parking brakes with auto-hold function, etc. 

Safety will be covered by seven airbags, ABS, active braking assist, hill start assist, and a 360-degree camera. 

Powertrain options of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA are yet to be revealed but it is likely to be available with a 1.3-liter turbo-petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech and a 2.0-liter diesel engine. 

 Mercedes-Benz GLA Features

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Prices of the upgraded GLA are expected to start from around Rs 43 lakh (ex-showroom). On arrival to Indian shores, it will fight against the likes of BMW X1 and Volvo XC40.