2020 Mercedes GLA is the smallest crossover in the offer of this German carmaker. In its second generation, this model will experience significant changes, compared to the current model. A completely new model will be available in 2019. While waiting for the new model, Mercedes offered a refreshed and restylated version of the current model. This model was introduced on 2017 NAIAS, as the 2018 model.
This compact Mercedes-Benz crossover was introduced before the end of 2013. Soon after, it began selling the ‘kiddies’ as a model for the 2014 MY. The latest refreshments of the vehicle have brought aesthetic improvements. The biggest changes are visible on the outside of the vehicle. However, the interior of the vehicle has undergone changes.
GLA facelift, has got the front and rear light-modified shape, as well as the slightly modified bumper. Also, changes are noticeable in the interior. There are noticeable new details, with new seat designs and color combinations. On the other hand, the range of engines remains the same as before. The offer is made up of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. However, the engines have been improved to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The 2.0-liter turbo engine, in the top version of the GLA 45, is boosted to 280 kW/375 horsepower and 475 Nm of torque. The drive is of course 4Matic on all four wheels, and a seven-speed transmission with a double clutch. Acceleration from 0 to 60 miles (60 km/h) is 4.3 seconds, while the highest speed is el. limited to 250 km/h.
The Dynamic Select Adaptive Shock Absorber system has become the standard on all versions, except on the most basic one.
2020 Mercedes GLA Changes
The new, second-generation model will be based on the new generation of MFA platforms. This creates an interior with more places for rear passengers. 2020 Mercedes GLA gets a new outer design. The look of the new model is inspired by Concept A Sedan.
It should be noted, and Yellow Night Edition package GLA 45 version. This package includes Night Black or Cosmos Black. There are many matte Graphite Gray and Yellow details. Certainly, numerous security and assistance systems are implied.
Also, for the Chinese market alone, an extended version of the new model will be made. This means a 10 cm longer wheelbase.
2020 Mercedes GLA will also offer a mild hybrid version, as well as the AMG version of the model. This, the most powerful version will deliver over 400 horsepower output power. In addition to the standard version, these two interesting versions, the new generation will also offer the GLA Coupe model.
In addition to the advanced engines, from the current model, some new aggregates will be expanded. Still, the offer will make a large number of gasoline and diesel engines. Customers will be able to choose between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. In the end, the GLA 2020 gets a new, nine-speed twin-clutch gearbox.
In addition to the mild hybrid version, a variant with the electric drive is mentioned. This model will be able to cross about 400 km with one battery charge.
It’s early to talk about the price of a new model. However, we can look at the price list of the current generation. The basic version, GLA 180, costs around € 29,000. The most expensive is the GLA 45, which is sold at a price of about 57,000 €.