Mercedes GLA SUV launch price Rs 32.75 lakhs: 600 bookings in 18 days

Mercedes GLA Class India LaunchLaunched in Europe and the US earlier this year, Mercedes Benz GLA was launched in India today. Offered in two engine options, petrol GLA 200 and diesel GLA 200 CDI, price starts at Rs 36 lakhs, and Rs 32.75 lakhs respectively. Built on Modular Front Architecture (MFA) platform, the new GLA is Mercedes Benz India’s third product to be based on an MFA platform after the A and B Class.

Engine specifications on board the Mercedes Benz GLA will include a 2.0 liter petrol engine and a 2.2 liter diesel engine. The petrol unit offers 181 hp (135 kW) power and 300 Nm torque, while the diesel variant offers 134 hp (100 kW) power and 300 Nm torque. Both engines are mated to a 7 speed dual clutch transmission, with petrol variant offering a claimed mileage of 13.8 kmpl, while the diesel variant offers 17.9 kmpl.

Mercedes GLA SUV 29 InteriorsFeatures on offer with the new Mercedes Benz GLA will include bi xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, active parking assist, front and rear parking sensors, rear camera assist and a total of 7 airbags. With no compromise on safety, the new GLA compact SUV will also have navigation system, dual zone climate control and Harman Kardon audio system with 6 speakers. Fuel saving features will include start stop button and radiator grille shutters.

Mercedes GLA SUV 6 Side ViewMercedes Benz has put the new GLA through extensive testing on Indian road conditions, right from the winding roads of Himachal Pradesh to the riverbeds of Shimla where the compact SUV has proved its stance. Sitting on large 18” wheels with 235/50 size tyres, the GLA claims stability while the vehicle proved itself while tackling some of the sharpest corners. The GLA has ground clearance of 183mm (increased for India) which is best in its class while electro mechanical power steering and tight turning radius allows for easy parking.

Mercedes GLA SUV 49 Seat ComfortLaunched as a CBU, Mercedes GLA is the only compact luxury SUV in India that offers a petrol engine option (Audi Q3 petrol is no longer available). Apart from this, it is also the only one which comes with 7 airbags.

Below is the full price list of new GLA Class (ex-Delhi)

GLA 200 CDI Style – Rs 32.75 lakhs
GLA 200 Sport (Petrol) – Rs 36 lakhs
GLA 200 CDI Sport – Rs 36.90 lakhs

All are front wheel drive variants. GLA with All Wheel Drive will be launched at a later date. The company has revealed that they have received an amazing response for the new GLA, with over 600 bookings confirmed in ust 18 days. Deliveries begin today.

Tech Specs of new Mercedes Benz GLA Class SUV

Mercedes GLA Class Techspecs


The stylish and luxurious Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class makes its grand India debut: Set to reinterpret the luxury SUV segment

GLA 200GLA 200 CDI
Arrangement/no. of cylindersInline / 4Inline / 4
Total displacement (cc)19912143
Max. engine output (kW @ rpm)135 @ 5500100 @ 3600 – 4400
Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)300 @ 1200 – 1400300 @ 1600 – 3000
Approx. top speed (km/h)225205
Acceleration 0 – 100 kmph (s)7.69.9
Tyres/wheels235/50 R 18235/50 R 18
Transmission7 G-DCT 7 speed dual clutch transmission7 G-DCT 7 speed dual clutch transmission
Fuel typePetrolDiesel
Length (mm)44174417
Width (mm)18041804
Height (mm)14941494
Wheelbase (mm)26992699
Ground Clearance (mm)183183
Kerb weight (kg)15251585
Perm. GVW (kg)19402020
Open luggage compartment capacity behind rear seat (l)421421
Open luggage compartment capacity behind driver’s seat (l)12351235
Turning circle diameter (m)11.8411.84
Fuel efficiency under standard test conditions (kmpl)13.717.9


Further read – Mercedes Benz GLA vs Audi Q3 vs BMW X1 spec compare