Overview of new items, the new Mercedes crossover 2018-2019 model year, the updated Mercedes-Benz GLA – photos and videos, the price and specifications, specifications and reviews of the owners of the Mercedes GLA, which has survived the restyling of the German car park. The world premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA and the new Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC took place at an auto show in the American Detroit on January 10, 2017. Sales of updated versions of Mercedes GLA in Russia and Europe will start in April 2017 immediately after the European premiere of the novelty at the Geneva International Motor Show in March this year.
The price of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA of the 2017 model is likely to remain at the level of the pre-reform version and will be for Russian motorists from 2100 thousand rubles for the base Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 with a petrol 150-horsepower engine and from 3220 thousand rubles for Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC.
The compact German crossover Mercedes GLA is used in Russia rather high, as for the premium model, by demand. As a result of the last year of 2016, 2674 SUV Mercedes SUVs were sold. Better in this class only Lexus NX is sold – 6476 copies, but the German car park Audi Q3 and BMW X1 noticeably lag behind the leaders – 2510 and 1582 cars respectively sold over the past year in the Russian market.
Restyling for the Mercedes-Benz GLA fell, as they say, at the time.
First, the crossover is produced in 2013 and in the fourth year of life it deserved an update in order to stay in the trend and not lose potential customers.
Secondly, the planned facelift allowed to refresh the appearance and interior of the car (although the first and three times barely perceptible).
Thirdly, the petrol line was replenished with the new version of Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 4Matic with 184-horsepower engine.
Fourthly, the manufacturer has significantly expanded the possibilities for personalizing interior decoration (a choice of color variations, textured fabrics, artificial and natural leather) and offers a longer list of additional equipment.
In the exterior design of the updated Mercedes GLA, the changes are minimal compared to the pre-reform models. A modified falshradiator grille and a bumper have appeared, instead of bi-xenon headlights, Full Head headlights are offered as an option, rear LED headlamps with the Stardust effect are used, which can automatically change the degree of luminescence depending on the ambient light.
For the novelty is offered a new color of enamel Canyon Beige and several versions of alloy wheels with original design.
German engineers and designers managed to achieve the best performance of the front-end aerodynamic resistance of the body of the updated crossover in comparison with the pre-reformed colleague, thanks to the use of more streamlined parts. New splitters, mirror housings, air intakes, bumper and diffuser have spent more than a dozen hours in the wind tunnel.
As a result, the drag coefficient of the body of the usual versions of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is 0.28 Cx (in the pre-reform cars 0.29 Cx), the aerodynamic index for the charged version of the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC crossover is slightly worse – 0.33 Cx.
The interior of the survivors of the updated versions of Mercedes-Benz GLA has changed minimally, and only with close acquaintance we reveal a slightly different dashboard, steering wheel and 8-inch screen of the multimedia system. In the interior trim, more chrome parts are used, stylishly emphasizing the status salon of a compact premium crossover.
According to the manufacturer, the updated Mercedes GLA is the only in the class owner of the system of a circular view, allowing you to look at the car with 7 different angles, including the top view.
As a standard equipment the novelty will be pleased with the presence of Active Brake Assist (a warning system about the threat of a frontal collision with the function of automatic braking) and ATTENTION ASSIST (driver fatigue monitoring system).
Specifications of Mercedes-Benz GLA 2018-2019.
As stated at the very beginning of the review, the compact crossover Mercedes GLA after the upgrade got another gasoline version of the GLA 220 4Matic, thus expanding the range of engines offered.
The choice of three diesel versions of Mercedes-Benz GLA 180 d (109 hp), Mercedes-Benz GLA GLA 200 d (136 hp) and Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 d (177 hp).
And also five petrol versions of the German compact crossover: Mercedes-Benz GLA 180 (122 hp), Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 (156 hp), Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 (184 hp), Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 (211 hp) and hurricane Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 (381 hp).