Mercedes Benz India is all set to launch their entry level crossover, GLA on the coming 30th September. Based on the A-class platform, the GLA is to be launched only in front wheel drive version. The all wheel drive version of the Mercedez GLA 45 AMG will be equiped with the Mercedes' 4MATIC system and it will be launched in the next month.
The GLA will be available in both petrol (GLA 200) and diesel engines (GLA 200 CDI). The GLA 200 will be powered by a 1.8 liter urbocharged four cylinder engine producing 181 bhp @ 5500rpm and 300Nm @ 1200 to 4000rpm. The diesel variant will be powered by a 2.2 liter four cylinder motor producing 135 bhp @ 3400 rpm and 300Nm torque @ 1400-3000rpm. Both the versions will be paired by a 7 speed dual clutch gearbox.
The Mercedes GLA is not only a good looking car, it does have an exhaustive list of features including a panoramic sunroof, twin pipe exhaust system, 18 inch alloys, ambient lighting, rear seat entertainment system and ARTICO upholstery. It also boasts of safety features like 7 airbags, Anti Slip Regulation, ABS, BAS, ESP, curve dynamic assist and hill start assist.
The price range of Mercedes GLA is expected between 27 lakh to 32 lakh and it will be competing against the likes of Audi Q3, BMW X1, Volvo V40 in this segment.
Watch this space for updates related to launch.
Mercedes GLA interiors.