28 Mar 2021: Mercedes-Benz GLA to be launched in India later in 2021
In a conversation with carandbike, MD and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, Martin Schwenk, has confirmed that the GLA SUV will be launched here later this year.
To recall, it was supposed to be up for grabs around mid-2020 but got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As for the highlights, the car looks quite sporty and has a spacious, feature-packed cabin.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: The car sports a diamond-stud pattern grille
The second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA has an eye-catching design, featuring a muscular bonnet with sculpted lines, a diamond-stud pattern grille with a chrome slat, sweptback LED headlights with DRLs, and a wide air dam.
It is flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and multi-spoke wheels.
Wraparound LED taillamps, spoiler, muscular bumper, and sculpted boot lid are available on the rear end.
Fact: It should be offered with a choice of multiple engines
The powertrain details of the Mercedes-Benz GLA in India have not been revealed yet. However, it should be offered with a pair of BS6-compliant 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, in addition to an AMG package version.
Interiors: The vehicle has a spacious, tech-loaded cabin
The second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA has a spacious cabin with a panoramic sunroof, a wireless charging facility, and a multifunctional steering wheel.
It houses a single screen with a split function for the instrument cluster and an MBUX infotainment console with a voice command facility.
For ensuring the safety of the passengers, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, and the company's Pre-Safe safety package are available.
Fact: Mercedes-Benz GLA: Pricing and availability
The pricing and availability details of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA in India will be revealed at the time of launch. However, it is expected to carry a starting price-tag of around Rs. 33.5 lakh (ex-showroom).