Mercedes will conduct an online presentation of the new GLA crossover in a few weeks

Mercedes will conduct an online presentation of the new GLA crossover in a few weeks

November 14, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

According to preliminary information, the new generation of the crossover will become somewhat shorter, but with a longer base than its predecessor. The closest competitors will remain the BMW X2 and Audi Q2.

The press service of Mercedes has officially announced the imminent debut of the new GLA. In other words, the new platform (on which it is already built: a hatchback, A-Class sedan, A-Class sedan with a long wheelbase, B-Class, GLB, CLA and CLA Shooting Brake) will be replenished with the eighth participant. A new compact GLA crossover is being prepared for the presentation. This is a very important model for the Daimler concern, since in five years of sales of the first generation, dealers managed to sell about 5 million copies.

Mercedes decided not to show the new GLA generation at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which will open on November 19th. Instead, in a few weeks there will be a special event with online broadcasting around the world. In anticipation of the debut, the press service decided to share some of the new items.

 The main change is the design and a longer wheelbase, increased by 20 mm. Additional space will be used to increase legroom for the rear passengers. Moreover, the back row will receive adjustable seats from the new GLB. Otherwise, the interior design will almost completely correspond to the A-Class models. The motor line will also remain from the A-Class.

In addition, the ninth model in the line of compact Mercedes cars has already been planned. In 2021, the electric compact crossover EQA will be introduced.