Mercedes Benz GLA compact SUV concept shows what the future holds for BMW X1 and Audi Q3 competitor
Mercedes Benz GLA Concept measures 172.5 inches in length, 77.8 inches in width and stands 62.1 inches tall. It is powered by 2.0L engine that sends 208 hp and 258 lb-ft torque to all 4 wheels via a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
An outstanding feature of this new concept is that its new headlamps come with laser technology. These not only cause them to function as highly efficient headlights with added focus on the road ahead but they also function as projectors. The GLA also features two cameras on the roof which you can use to record your driving adventure.
Exteriors of the GLA Concept sports softcubes which highlight its new radiator grille, side sill panels and exhaust tailpipes. The vehicle sports distinctive side mirrors and a skid plat up ahead. Finished in Alubeam silver paint, the GLA Concept sits on 20” wheels with five spoke turbine design. These wheels are fitted with 255/45 R 20 tyres with a special tread pattern which is specially developed for the CLA Concept.
Interiors are sophisticated and its four individual seats and door panels are seen upholstered in natural leathers all hand stitched. Outstanding features available in the Mercedes Benz GLA Concept include two cameras housed in its front roof rail and laser beam projector headlamps with cutting edge technologies.
“The Concept GLA marks a new approach for us in the compact SUV segment – this is a sporty and more coupé-like evolution of this category of vehicle”, commented Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales and Marketing. “The Concept GLA is a compact SUV that combines its sporting spirit with the all-round qualities of a tough, leisure-time companion. ‘Escape the everyday’ is the message that this car conveys to itsdriver. It also makes clear the further potential of our compact vehicle architecture, which provides the basis for the A- and B-Class models that led the German market in their respective segments in the first quarter of 2013.”