Mercedes Benz GLA Class SUV was first launched in India back in September 2014. Offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine options, new Mercedes GLA Class soon became one of the best-selling Mercedes Benz SUVs in India. First launched as a CBU, the GLA Class entered local productio at the company plant in Chakan, near Pune from June 2015.
Now, Mercedes Benz India has announced the launch of a special edition GLA Class, called the Activity Edition, just ahead of the 2016 festive season. Mercedes Benz GLA 220d Activity Edition comes at a starting price of INR 38.51 lakh, ex-showroom, Pune.
Currently, the Mercedes Benz GLA Class variants are offered with 200 CDI (starts from INR 33.2 lakh) and 200 (starts from INR 35.34 lakh) trims. These are powered by 2.2 liter diesel and 2.0 liter petrol engine option respectively. Power output stands at 134 hp / 300 Nm and 181 hp / 300 Nm.
The new GLA Activity Edition 220d is powered by the same 2.2 liter diesel engine, but delivers 168 hp and 350 Nm. Mated to a 7 speed DCT automatic gearbox which sends power to all four wheels, it does a 0-100 kmph in just 7.7 seconds (the 200 CDI does the same in 10 seconds).
In addition to a more powerful engine, the new GLA Activity Edition also gets new 8” media display with Smartphone Integration package and Keyless GO Starting function. In addition to this, it gets EASY PACK Tailgate, Rain sensing wipers, stowage package and load compartment package with multiple storage facilities equipped along with a 12 V socket in the boot.
Below are some of the features of the new GLA Activity Edition in brief:
Activity Edition Badge
Black Decals on Door
Longitudinal Chrome Elements in rocker panel
New 18 Inch Alloy Wheel Design
New Color Option – Mountain Grey
Comfort and Convenience
8” Media Display
Smartphone Integration package
Keyless GO Starting function
Rain sensing wipers
Activity Edition Floor mats
Spectacles compartment in the overhead panel
Stowage compartments under the front seats
Luggage nets on the rear of the front seats
Net in the front passenger foot well
EASY PACK Tailgate
12 V socket in the luggage compartment
Rear seat backrests adjustment (cargo position) by additional 15 degrees for efficient use of space providing a 60-litre larger load compartment capacity
2015 saw Mercedes Benz India regaining their No 1 status in the luxury car industry of India. The Stuttgart based firm, plans on continuing with the No 1 status for coming years as well. This is the 6th SUV , and 9th product launch from Mercedes Benz in 2016, thereby keeping up with their growth plans.