Showcased earlier this year at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show and on sale in international markets, 2017 Mercedes GLA facelift launches in India. Featuring mid-life cycle updates, the new GLA will be available in three variants – GLA 200, GLA 200d and GLA 45 AMG. All three are feature only cosmetic changes while it continues to be powered by the same engines.
New Mercedes GLA exteriors receives new LED headlamps and radiator grille while modifications are also seen on the air dam grille, new bumpers and alloy wheels besides tail lamps. Ride height has also been increased by 30mm with the addition of an off-road comfort suspension. Mercedes Benz has also added a new exterior color of ‘Canyon Beige’ to the range.
Interiors of the New Mercedes GLA facelift is noted with a host of driver and passenger comforts, sun roof which opens at a touch of a button, 12 ambient light colours, 5 dimming levels, smartphone integration. New seat upholstery with Artico leather seats, chrome accents and new dials along with red needles on instrument cluster are evident. The GLA facelift now sports 6 airbags as standard, keyless entry, attention assist system, Active Brake Assist and a 360 degree camera along with a free standing infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2017 Mercedes GLA 200 is powered by a 2.0 liter petrol engine offering 184 hp power and 300 Nm torque. The 200d variant is powered by a 2.1 liter diesel engine capable of 136 hp power and 350 Nm torque. Both engines get mated to a 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The 4 Matic variant comes with AWD system.
Launched in the entry level compact luxury SUV segment, 2017 Mercedes GLA facelift offered in 5 exterior color options. It will compete with the new BMW X1 and Audi Q3 in India. Assembled at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Chakan in Maharashtra, below is the price list and variants on offer.
Price & Variants
Mercedes Benz GLA 200d Style – INR 30.65 lakh
Mercedes Benz GLA 200d Sport – INR 32.02 lakh
Mercedes Benz GLA 220d 4MATIC – INR 36.75 lakh
Mercedes Benz GLA 200 Sport – INR 33.85 lakh
– All prices ex-showroom.
Photos from Launch event