The new GLA is an exquisite compact luxury crossover that is ranked among the first models that went along with the company’s naming policy with three letters. For Mercedes-Benz, the third letter depicts the size and class of the car model. This new Mercedes-Benz Model is expected to increase the safety levels from what this brand is known.Already, this car has been accepted in the market with sales soaring and with plans to make some modifications. This new refreshing look is expected in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA.
2017 Mercedes GLA – Details and Changes
However, there are no changes expected in the base characteristics which have been borrowed from the A-Class. Many of the new changes will be borrowed from the B-Class and CLA models. Mostly, the visual appearance is the one expected to make this new model enticing especially at its front.
The interior is expected to feature similar styling as the previous model with changes in color, material and outstanding circular air vents.
As far as safety is concerned, the standard features are expected with slight improvements.
2017 Mercedes GLA – Engine Specs
Two variants will be available for the US market with base model featuring a 2.0 liter turbocharged I-4 engine with 208 hp and a torque of 258 pounds. It will have a 7-speed automatic transmission with its AWD being optional. There will be an AMG model powered by a BorgWarner twin-scroll turbocharger. Its output is expected to be 360 hp and 332-pounds of torque.
2017 Mercedes GLA – Price and Release Date
Although its release it not yet known, it is expected around 2017. With price not expected to change, the 2017 Mercedes GLA is expected to go for around $35,000 for the base model.