Refreshed version of the current generation of Mercedes’s smallest crossover model was presented at the 2017 NAIAS. In Detroit, was presented 2018 Mercedes GLA, with minor changes in exterior design. Also, the interior of the vehicle is slightly changed.
In the current generation, the Mercedes GLA is presented at the end of 2013. The sale was first started in the market of Europe, and later extended to other world markets. In all markets, this crossover is successful sales. Now, the German company announced a new generation of models, which will arrive in 2019.
Exterior and Interior Design
The 2018 Mercedes GLA facelift included front and rear lights. More specifically, their design is slightly altered. In addition, the design of the front and the rear bumper has been modified. One innovation concerns the new exterior color of the vehicle. The color palette has been expanded with a new Canyon Beige color.
Inside, are noticeable new details, new colors and a new seat designs. The standard equipment package includes among other things:
– Camera system of 360 degrees.
– 8.0-inch display media.
– Details of carbon fiber.
– Android Auto.
– LED High Performance headlamps.
Also, Dynamic Select system with adaptive shock absorbers should become standard on all versions, except that of the most basic.
For those who want a greater personalization of the vehicle is available Night package. This package includes alloy wheels of 18 inches, and the sportier bumpers. Also, the front grille and roof rails in black.
There is also an additional package, but only for the GLA 45 version. Yellow Night Edition package includes Night Black, Cosmos or Black exterior color. When it stands out a large number of mat Graphite Grey and Yellow details.
2018 Mercedes GLA Powertrain
Refreshed Mercedes GLA 2018 kept the same range of powertrains, as well as the 2017 model. The offer consists of gasoline and diesel engines with 4 or 6 cylinders. Although the offer has not been changed, the current engines have been upgraded, with the goal of increased economic efficiency of reduced CO2 emissions.
Wide offer of different aggregates, offers the possibility of supply of a large number of different versions of the model. The 2018 Mercedes GLA offers versions with petrol engines, such as: Mercedes GLA 220 4Matic with 184 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. There is also GLA 180, GLA 200 , and MB GLA 250. The models which have 4Matic option are Mercedes Benz GLA 250 4Matic and GLA 45 AMG 4Matic.
Versions with diesel generators are MB GLA 180 d, Mercedes GLA 200 d, Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 d 4Matic, GLA 220d, Mercedes GLA 220d 4Matic.
Most positioned versions of the new model is GLA 45. This version, now possesses 381 horsepower and 475 Nm of torque. These performance provides a 2.0-liter turbo engine, combined with a 7-speed transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive four-wheel. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is 4.3 seconds, while top speed is el. limited to 250 km/h.
The 2018 Mercedes GLA price amounts to €28.940 for the GLA 180. The highest price has a GLA 45, amounting to €56.852.