Small sized compact SUVs are presently much in demand, and 2016 Mercedes GLA falls under Mercedes’ ever expanding section of compact crossover SUVs which provide the sturdy and sporty features of an SUV, but at the same time are smaller in size and therefore easy to maneuver. This car is a perfect thing for urbane car lovers who want all the best features of an SUV packed into a smaller car. Sharing its platform with the much demanded Mercedes CLA, Mercedes GLA has the potential to give the likes of Audi Q3 and BMW X1 a run for their money! Let’s have a more detailed look into features of its upcoming 2016 Mercedes GLA.
2016 Mercedes GLA: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2016 Mercedes GLA has got a really small body; this is perhaps the smallest of hybrid SUV’s that Mercedes has brought to the market in recent years. It has got a bulky, muscular front end and contoured sides with prominent edges. This car might be small but nevertheless, it has got a bold, aggressive look. Its powerful hood, radiator grille and long, sleek head lights contribute to this look. These features also draw a line of similarity between the GLA and other members of Mercedes family. This SUV sports a slender body and all its aspects highlight an athletic aura which this car seems to possess. As for its specific dimensions, this hybrid SUV has a width of 71 inches, a length of 173 inches and a height of 60 inches. The car runs on 18 inch alloyed wheels that complement this crossover’s entire visual impression.
Interior of 2016 Mercedes GLA cater to all of present day comfort and entertainment needs. With use of advanced technology, Mercedes aims to bring this car within close proximity of young buyers’ interest. This SUV can comfortably seat 5 passengers. Use of finest upholstery is an obvious, but more interesting is this car’s infotainment features. One of these features is keyless access, which allows a user to lock/ unlock his car using a Smartphone. Cockpit of this car has taken ideas from airplanes and comprises of circular air vents with chrome bezels around. Instrument panel has been revised and its steering is leather-covered.
There is a 7 inch touch screen and buyers can avail Mercedes’ COMAND system that provides verbal access over navigation, audio, climate control and connectivity systems. Bluetooth Connectivity feature helps in making calls without using one’s hands. Mbrace2 provides access to internet while on run. There are also several incredible safety features.
2016 Mercedes GLA: Engine and Fuel Economy
2016 Mercedes GLA is powered by a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine of 2.0 liter capacity. This engine can produce a drive of 208 HP and reach from 0 to 62 mph in seven seconds. It produces a torque of 258 lb-ft. This engine is coupled with 7-speed dual clutch transmission that can be controlled manually or left to programmed-control. FWD configuration is available with this crossover. Mileage provided ranges from 35 mpg on highway to 25 mpg in town.
2016 Mercedes GLA: Release Date and Price
2016 Mercedes GLA will be within the starting price range of $ 37 200 and superior versions might cost as much as $ 50 500.