Mercedes Benz GLA Class Overview & Test Drive

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Overview

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is a compact crossover available by the German carmaker in India. It is powered by two petrol and one diesel engine that are mated to their respective automatic transmissions. The GLA is offered in three variants, 200 Diesel Style, 200 Sport, 200 D Activity Edition. The petrol engine generates 180 hp of power at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque from 1,200 rpm while the diesel engine produces 133 hp of power from 3,600 rpm to 4,400 rpm and 300 Nm of torque between 1,600 rpm. The GLA also has cruise control, auto start/stop, power windows and an air conditioning system with a dust filter. In terms of safety, the crossover is offered with ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Programme and more such active and passive safety features. Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class in Tryaldrive

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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Design

The GLA-Class is a very dynamic looking compact luxury SUV with all the right curves and angles that gives the vehicle a very sporty and contemporary stance. The large grille, swept back head lamps, large central air dam and flared wheel archs give the GLA-Class good road presence. The side profile is sleek but the large wheels and side cladding give it a rugged appearance. The rear profile has a squat down sporty appearance further accentuated by the twin tail pipes.

  • Front Design

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has an imposing front end design

  • Rear Design

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a sporty rear profile

  • Side Profile

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a sleek side profile

  • Ground Clearance

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has 183mm of ground clearance

  • Bumpers

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has large bumpers

  • Head Lamps

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class’ headlamps are swept back side ways and have a DRL element flowing across the top section

  • Tail Lamps

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has sporty rectangular tail lamps

  • Fog Lamps

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has fog lamps

  • Tyres

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes with 235/50 R18 section tyres

  • Alloy Wheels

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes fitted with alloy wheels while the space saver spare wheel has a steel rim

  • Outside Mirrors

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has trapezoidal ORVMs with integrated turn indicators

  • Colors

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is offered in a choice of four colours

  • Rear Wiper

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a rear wiper

  • Roof Rails

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has roof rails

  • Sun Roof

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Sport models come with a sun roof

  • Spoiler

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a rear spoiler

  • Side Steps

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class does not have side steps

  • Spare Wheel

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a space saver steel rimmed spare wheel

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Cabin

The interiors of the GLA-Class are well built with good quality materials and fit and finish is good too. The seats are large and supportive, although the rear seat could have offered more under thigh support. The GLA is a very well equipped vehicle and it’s dual sun roof that gives it a very airy feel inside. The vehicle may have a boot space of 421 litres but the space saver spare wheel eats into some space.

  • Boot Space

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class offers 421 litres of boot space

  • Speedometer

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a well laid out sporty speedo meter

  • Gear Lever

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a stalk type gear lever mounted on the steering column

  • Cup Holders

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has front and rear cup holders

  • Glovebox

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a illuminated glovebox

  • Audio System

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has an infotainment system with a central controller

  • Air Conditioner

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a climate control air conditioning system

  • Arm Rests

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has front and rear arm rests

  • Air Vents

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has circular air vents finished in chrome

  • Seats

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has large and supportive seats, although the rear seats could have offered more under thigh support

  • Leg Room

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has limited leg room for tall passengers

  • Knee Room

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class offer adequate knee room

  • Shoulder Space

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class offers good shoulder space

  • Head Room

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class offers limited head room for tall passengers

  • Steering Wheel

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a sporty steering wheel

  • Power Windows

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has power windows all around

  • Keyless Entry

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class comes with key less entry

  • Driver Information Display

    The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a driver information system

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Performance

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is powered by two petrol and one diesel engine. The petrol engine is a 1,991 cc unit that produces 180 hp of power at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque from 1,200 rpm. The diesel engine churns out 134 hp of power between 3,600 rpm and 4,400 rpm and 300 Nm of torque from 1,600 rpm. The AMG petrol engine produces 355 hp of power at 6,000 rpm and 450 Nm of torque from 2,250 rpm.One petrol engine and one diesel engine engine in the Mercedes-Benz GLA are mated to a 7G-DCT 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. The more powerful Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG is available with a 9 speed automatic transmission and has different driving modes such as Comfort, Eco, Sport and Sport Plus to suit the driving conditions.For more info on Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class check cibsleh.in

The claimed fuel efficiency of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is 13.7 kmpl for the smaller petrol engine powered variants while the diesel engine powered variants have 17.9 kmpl. These figures are impressive for the luxury hatchback segment.Mercedes Benz GLA Class mileage is 17.9 kmpl, which is something that will please most customers, allowing them to gain much more distance for a decent amount of fuel.

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Driving

The SUV can crack a top speed of 205 kmph, which is again remarkable and with a strong suspension system, the vehicle is able to sustain all the difficulties of Indian roads with ease. The GLA-Class has a reasonably comfortable ride and never really tosses you about. But more NVH padding would definetly isolate bad roads better.

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Safety

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is offered with ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with Brake Assist and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), 6 airbags and Electronic Stability Programme on all variants. These safety norms are a must for its segment.Mercedes Benz GLA Class has a strong safety system with the presence of adaptive brake lights flashing, attention assist, LED headlamps, hill start assist and many other features. Mercedes Benz GLA Class comes with Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as well that reduces the chances to over steer and over turn.

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Price in New Delhi

Mercedes Benz Gla Class Ex-Showroom Price in New Delhi ranges from 30,63,242/- (GLA Class 200 d Style) to 36,73,771/- (GLA Class 220 d 4MATIC). Get best offers for Mercedes Benz GLA Class from Mercedes Benz Dealers in New Delhi. Check for GLA price in New Delhi at Carzprice

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Verdict

It’s not at all surprising that this facelift left the GLA mostly unchanged, but it’s a bit disappointing to see that Mercedes didn’t upgrade the engines or the suspension. More importantly, it seems that the Germans didn’t even bother to fix the noisy diesel drivetrains or do something about the crossover’s lifeless handling most customers have been complaining about in the past. Coupled with the fact that the GLA falls behind its competitors when it comes to interior space and trunk capacity, and Merc’s high-rolling A-Class isn’t very appealing compared to the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. On the flipside, the nice interior and the fancy options make it a classy proposition in this small niche.