Mercedes Benz India has launched the 2017 facelifted GLA in India at a price tag of Rs. 30.65 lakhs. This is a mid-life update for the GLA and the crossover directly competes with the BMW X1 and the Audi Q3. The car was first showcased earlier this year at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in January and the carmaker has now launched the same in India.
The new GLA was launched by Michael Jopp, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes Benz India and speaking on the occasion, Michael Jopp said, “Ever since its launch, the GLA has won several hearts and minds and remains a key product in our portfolio. The GLA is an artful delineation of an urban SUV that fulfils the needs and desires of the avid adventurer who likes to arrive in style, wherever they go. Be it on daily tarmac or those weekend getaways, the GLA promises to enthral every emotion. The GLA is positioned towards the new-generation customers who aspire to own a stylish and dynamic luxury SUV, which perfectly combines practicality with emotive driving experience. With the launch of the new GLA, we are confident of remaining the first choice for customers, who desire sporty designs, top-notch interiors coupled with class leading performance and uncompromised safety features.”
The car has not been updated mechanically and is still powered by the same 2143cc diesel engine in two tunes- 134 bhp 200d and 168 bhp 220d models and a 2-litre petrol engine with the GLA 200. Transmission duties will be taken care by the same 7-speed automatic and the 220d 4MATIC variant will get the AWD tech.
Aesthetic changes include new updated bumpers up front along with a new grille with chrome elements which give it a more SUV like appeal. The air intakes on the front bumper have also been revised along with new LED headlamps which replace the earlier bi-xenons.
Variant wise pricing of the Mercedes Benz GLA post GST
|Mercedes-Benz GLA||Prices (Ex-Showroom)|
|Mercedes-Benz GLA 200d Style||Rs. 30.65 Lakh|
|Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Sport||Rs. 32.20 Lakh|
|Mercedes-Benz GLA 200d Sport||Rs. 33.65 Lakh|
|Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d 4MATIC||Rs. 36.75 Lakh|