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.
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.
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.
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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.