New Mercedes-Benz GLA officially unveiledDecember 11, 2019
The next generation compact crossover officially came out. In fact, we were shown a SUV built on the basis of the new A-Class. Therefore, technology, engine range and design are already familiar by soplatform models.
Mercedes-Benz introduced one of its most important products – the compact GLA crossover. The first generation model brought the company a lot of revenue. The new version promises to be no less popular, and the manufacturer himself describes it as “the most technologically advanced crossover in its class.”
Compared to its predecessor, the new GLA is shorter by 14 mm and 104 mm higher. Moreover, the wheelbase increased slightly, which added more free space for the legs of the rear passengers. In the list of standard and additional equipment, it can be noted: adaptive cruise control, driver assistants, blind zone control, automatic emergency braking, a warning about a possible collision, and a video surveillance system.
At the start of sales, only two powertrain options will be offered: a new 1.33 liter turbo engine from Daimler and Renault, capable of developing up to 163 horses and 230 Nm of torque; A 2.0-liter turbo four for 306 horses and 400 Nm. Together with the younger version, the classic robotized gearbox will work on seven steps. The older version will receive a sports automatic transmission in eight AMG SpeedShif DCT gears. Acceleration to 100 km / h will be 8.7 and 5.1 seconds, respectively.
Sales in the European market will begin next spring. A little later, the new Mercedes-Benz GLA will enter the market of China and the United States.
Meanwhile, the electric crossover Mercedes EQA is being tested in a production body. Apparently, the model is already in a serial body, and is undergoing winter testing of units.
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