The Iconic German carmaker is allegedly testing the new version of its smallest luxury crossover- aka the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA. The test models of the upcoming GLA have appeared online and the model is heading near the production model. With this, the company is fostering as well as expanding its SUV and crossover portfolio.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Redesign
The similarities with the bigger A-Class are there. Perhaps the company wants to deliver the two models nearer to decrease development expenses. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is going to be built on Modular Front-Wheel-Drive Architecture. It will sport new rear spoiler, tail lamps and bumpers. The body is expected to be little wider as well. There are 3 models- GLA250, GLA250 4Matic and AMG GLA45 4Matic- the last aimed at performance seekers.
The cabin of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA is predicted to be designed with oodles of lavishness and relaxation in focus. You may expect dual-zone automated climate control in the cottage and ambient lighting installation may also be offered. The quality of cottage stuff is top notch and you won’t find cheap looking plastic. The cargo space is simply typical but that is the case with the majority of segment rivals.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior and Safety
The upcoming Mercedes Benz GLA will also receive a boost in luxury feature and safety sections. It is likely to be outfitted with an enhanced version of the company’s much-touted COMAND infotainment system and a new touchpad may be there also. It will have support for Bluetooth and navigation. The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLA will get plenty of security features. Together with several airbags, you’ll receive features like the forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and rear vision camera.
Even though the company is enthusiastic on deploying its autonomous driving assistance tech throughout the lineup- this model might not make them inbuilt. You might have to opt for Driver Assistance package. There might be standalone update options like the premium audio system and the panoramic sunroof.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Engine
The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLA Is likely to acquire new and improved powertrain as well. The 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine may be used. However, the 7-speed automatic gearbox could possibly be substituted by an 8-speed unit.
This time, the fuel economy might find a boost. The GLA45 AMG model will get a more powerful engine for certain but details remain unknown.
Price and Release Date
While Mercedes Benz is yet to announce pricing of 2019 GLA Class, expected base trimming price is $35.000 approx. It’ll reach showrooms in late 2018.