New design, equipment upgrades for new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV
Mercedes-Benz will build on the success of its compact SUV, the GLA, by introducing a powerful new design idiom and a range of interior and exterior upgrades and enhancements.
First launched in 2013, the GLA has been a model of success in a segment it has shaped and redefined. As the first compact SUV from Mercedes-Benz, it brought a breath of fresh air to its market segment and established itself as a major player. The new-generation vehicle will strengthen its leadership in the premium compact SUV class.
The facelift lends the GLA a more powerful appearance and even greater character, led by an aggressively modified radiator grille and revised front and rear bumpers. Generous use of silver chrome for numerous controls and attractive new trim elements add a sense of high-class appeal.
New standard equipment includes high-performance LED headlamps available across the range, while HANDS-FREE ACCESS – which for the first time includes keyless access to the boot via a swipe of the foot under the rear bumper – is standard on all models except the GLA 180.
An option available on all GLA models (as part of the Vision or Parking Package, depending on model) for the first time is a 360° Camera, which allows occupants to view a bird’s-eye image of the vehicle on the media display during parking and manoeuvring.
An upgraded instrument cluster plus new interior trims for different models – including the addition for the first time of AMG DINAMICA microfibre trim for the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC model – complements additional silver chrome finishes around the cockpit.
New wheels for most models complete the external upgrades, ranging from 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels in vanadium silver for the GLA 220 d, to the 20-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheel in Himalayas grey with a high-sheen rim flange that features on the GLA 45 4MATIC model.
The new GLA is on sale now and pricing for the new-generation range is as follows:
GLA 180 – $43,900 (MRLP)
GLA 220 d – $51,200 (MRLP)
GLA 250 4MATIC – $60,700 (MRLP)
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC – $89,500 (MRLP)
White Art Edition
A special WhiteArt Edition will be available to order on the new-generation GLA on all non-AMG models. This includes sports seats in ARTICO man-made leather plus DINAMICA microfibre with contrasting topstitching and highlight stripes; a sports steering wheel with DINAMICA microfibre grip areas; DINAMICA microfibre trim; a black interior with contrasting topstitching; air vent surrounds in white; 19-inch multi-spoke black bi-colour alloy wheels, Exclusive matt foliation (a discreet stripe design over the car); and a choice of five paintwork options each with a contrasting or complementary exterior foil.
The cost for GLA 180 and 220 d models is $3780 (MRLP) which includes AMG Line and $3280 (MRLP) for the GLA 250 4MATIC model.
Yellow Night Edition
For the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC model, a Yellow Night Edition adds an AMG Aerodynamics Package, AMG Performance seats in ARTICO man-made leather plus DINAMICA microfibre with yellow topstitching, an AMG Performance steering wheel in full DINAMICA microfibre with yellow topstitching, plus yellow highlights throughout the cabin including air ventilation rings and door sill panels.
Externally, there are yellow highlights to the front apron, side sill panel inserts, external mirror housing, rear diffuser, wing endplates and the matt black 20-inch, 10-spoke AMG alloy wheels. The twin radiator louvre is rendered in black and foliation stripes in matt dark anthracite metallic are added.
The Yellow Night Package can be added to the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC for $3990 (MRLP).
Please all prices are current Manufacturer’s Recommended List Price (MRLP). which includes GST and any LCT applicable to the base / standard specification model but does not include on roads such as dealer delivery.
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