Fans of the German brand 2018-2019 Mercedes has repeatedly questioned why the company does not release compact crossover, as this market segment is growing very fast.
However, there was nowhere to hurry.
First BMW X1 has been created, then the Audi Q3, followed by Range Rover Evoque.
All these machines and formed the market, forcing motorists believe that premium brands are also able to do small crossovers.
German engineers have tried to consider all competitors weaknesses and created, in their opinion, the best car in the segment.
Since the autumn of this year at the international auto show in Frankfurt took 2018-2019 Mercedes GLA-Class compact crossover official debut.
It turned out any better than the competition?
What conclusions do now is premature, but apparently the car looks interesting and presentable.
If we talk about the cabin 2018-2019 Mercedes GLA-Class, is also on it did not save.
And although in the crossover is not too different from the A-Class, however, the main advantage of the new model in a few of its large size.
The car is longer by 125 mm, wider by 24 mm and up to 64 millimeters.
So the new crossover length is 438.3 cm, width of the car is 197.8 centimeters and a height model – 157.9 centimeters.
But sitting in the front or in the back row of seats, a big difference between the A-Class and the new 2018-2019 Mercedes GLA-Class you do not feel.
While there, a new crossover can be ordered back row seats with the possibility of changing the angle of the backrest.
As for the luggage compartment of the machine, it is compared with the A class added as much as 80 liters.
Its volume is 421 liters.
The basis of the compact crossover 2018-2019 Mercedes GLA-Class front-drive platform is put on the A-Class, so expect to some enchanting off-road capabilities motorists not worth it.
The car will be a classic representative of the urban crossover.
The main difference between the new model of the hatchback – it increased ride height.
And, of course, all-wheel drive.
The set will also help system during the descent from the mountain and intelligent electronics that will simulate the blocking of differentials and change the behavior of the transmission.
In addition, on the screen in the 2018-2019 Mercedes GLA-Class saloon can display information about the angle of rotation of the wheels, the longitudinal and transverse slope, as well as a compass.
Although, there is one drawback – 4×4 drivetrain will get only the most powerful version of the 2018-2019 Mercedes GLA-Class crossover.
A majority of the modifications will monoprivodnom.
The most affordable is GLA 200. Such a machine will receive their equipment 4-cylinder petrol engine with a supercharged 1.6-liter volume, which produces 156 horsepower.
This engine is fully compliant with environmental standards Euro-5.
In this version of the machine has a mechanical 6 A range gearbox, independent front suspension type MacPherson struts and rear – multi-link independent, as well as front and rear disc brakes, which are still in the front and ventilated.
Also available will be relatively GLA 200 CDI diesel engine volume of 2.1 liters, an output of 136 horsepower.
Also, there will be modifications and GLA 250 GLA 220 CDI.
The first of these will be a 2-liter gasoline engine produces 211 horsepower, while the second diesel engine will produce 170 horsepower at volume and 2.1 liters.
The most affordable option equipment crossover 2018-2019 Mercedes GLA-Class is equipped with a rear spoiler, front fog lights, xenon headlamps, roof rails, rear wiper, heated and electric door mirrors, heated windshield and rear window.
In addition, here in the presence of electric power steering, electric windows front and rear windows, adjustment of the steering column hight column and height, on-board computer, multifunction display, keyless access to the interior, multifunction steering wheel, heated front-row seats, leather trimmed steering wheel, music system with support for Bluetooth, dust filter interior, climate control, cruise control, a child seat mounting, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a pressure sensor control tire and immobilizer.
Occupant safety in the new crossover 2018-2019 Mercedes GLA-Class provide a system emergency braking Brake Assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution EBD, ABS anti-lock brakes, ESP stabilization system and traction control system ASR.
The most affordable car equipment includes seven airbags, including front, we note for the front passenger, front for driver’s knee for the driver, front side airbags and curtain.
The new 2018-2019 Mercedes GLA-Class production begins in late November, and the first copies of customers will in the early 2014-th year.
European car costs from 29,304 to 37,497 euros, depending on the configuration.
Russian automobile prices are still unknown, but experts predict the initial cost of the crossover will be at the level of 1 350 000 – 1 400 000 rubles.
It should be noted that the model in this segment in our country is becoming more and more popular.
Since last year’s competitors sold in Russia 6588 pieces Range Rover Evoque, 5885 units of Audi Q3 and 5772 copies BMW X1.