Mercedes-Benz launched GLA in India for Rs 32.75 lakh, while the range concludes at Rs 36.9 lakh (prices ex-showroom Delhi). With this product, German automaker has taken on the compact SUV segment to the likes of BMW X1, Audi Q3, Volvo V40 Cross Country and some others.
To brief its significance over the rest, GLA is the only model to have a petrol variant presently while the rests are doing with diesels.
As based on the same MFA front-wheel drive platform of A and B Class, the GLA’s AWD variant is said to join the league in future.
Under the bonnet, there rests petrol engine (GLA 200) of 2.0L 4-cylinder worth of 181bhp and 330Nm with 0-100 in 7.6 seconds having a top whack of 205kmph. The diesel engine (GLA 200 CDI) that’s of bigger or similar in size than the rest of competitors powers the least output of 135bhp and 300Nm of torque with the sprint from none to a ton in 9.9 seconds. Both come mated to a seven-speed dual clutch (DCT) gearbox with the paddle shifters as standard.
Nothing new can be deemed in seeing this Mercedes as it draws the same line to that of A and B Class. The car thrives AMG styling on inside similar to its hatchback with air-con vents and all those gimmicks placed in same order. Large panoramic sunroof, rear-view camera, sat-nav, tyre pressure sensors and Harman system are some of them if suggested to name.
For the safety to knockout the rest, Benz’s compact SUV comes equipped with 7-airbags, ABS with brake assist and anti-skid regulation (ASR) as standard fitments. At par delivered to the SUV needs of a city, Mercedes is also shaping the performance version GLA 45AMG launch over the next month.
For ARAI on our well-versed our road condition, it delivered fuel-efficiency of 13.8kmpl for petrol and 17.9kmpl on diesel. Alongside, the ground clearance is also raised by 30mm than the international spec.
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