The GLA is a compact luxury crossover produced by German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. It came in late 2013 as 2014 year model, and it was one of the very first models that was adapted to the company’s new naming policy. As you probably know, new names have three letters and third one defines the class and size, which means that this model is some kind of an A-Class of the SUVs. Anyway, this model is accepted well, sales are good, and company already has in plans to make some modifications. It will be a mid-cycle refresh, which will probably come with 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA details and changes
According to the latest reports, this compact crossover will be refreshed somewhere in 2017. Although this is still unofficial, it looks very likely, because it will be fourth year of models production. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA is expected to come with numerous changes but exact details are still unknown. The base characteristics will remains the same, so it will continue to ride on same platform, borrowed from A-Class. Many parts are also borrowed from CLA and B-class models. With this update, 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA will mostly come with changes in visual aspect. Expect to see improved look, with changes mostly at the front end, where we’ll probably see revisited grille and headlights and probably some more changes.
When it is about interior, 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA is expected to keep the same styling, with recognizable circular air vents, and only possible changes are in terms of new color details and maybe some new materials. We also expect to see a longer list of standard features, especially when it is about safety systems.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA engine
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA is expected to come without changes, when it is about engines. There will be two variants in offer for the U.S. market. The base model will be powered with 2.0 liter Turbocharged I-4 engine with 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be paired with 7-speed automatic transmission and AWD as optional. This model will be also available in high-performance AMG variant, which will use the same engine, but equipped with BorgWarner twin-scroll turbocharger. Total output of this variant is 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque and it is paired with 7-speed sports AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT transmission.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA release date and price
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA is expected to come somewhere in 2017. More precise date is still unknown. Price is expected to remain pretty much unchanged, which means around 31.000 dollars for the base model.