Mercedes-Benz has been always reforming their strategies for producing Indian cars. It has now announced a new GLA compact SUV. The car will make a global appearance on Frankfurt Motor Show, 2013. It is believed this car would make a great difference in the market and change the course of subsequent launches by Benz. This car will be a competency model for Q3 and X1 cars developed by Audi and BMW. GLA will be the first Mercedes smaller version SUV. The concept of smaller sized SUV’s was earlier released by Shanghai Motors where it was appreciated by visitors. The car is designed with the Mercedes modular front drive architecture and it is the fourth car manufactured by this company using this architecture.
This car is powered by a turbo diesel engine with 2.0 liters of capacity and develops an engine power of 208bhp.The car consists of seven speed dual auto gearbox clutch, which emits its power to run all four wheels. This car in the Indian market will be structured with hatchback A-class -2.2 liter diesel and 1.6 liter petrol, both covered with 7 speed dual clutch automated gearbox as per the standards. Mercedes GLA will consist of five seats and will have the features similar to the A class premium hatch with dimensions 4292mm length,1780mm width, and is 1433mm high. The interiors of the car will have the similar design as with the Mercedes-Benz A series. But at the same time this car will consist of latest driver assistance and other security systems. These extra features make the price of this car higher. GLA crossover will be available at the price, which is higher than the A-class entry level price in India. It is expected that Mercedes Benz could launch other versions of this GLA SUV called as AMG. The future version will be powered by 2.0 liter turbo engine consisting of 4 cylinders that develops a power of 355bhp.