Mercedes-Benz India had showcased the GLA compact SUV at the Auto Expo 2014 this year. Now, the good folks at IAB have spied the test mule of the GLA compact SUV for the first time. The SUV was spotted on a flatbed in Pune.
Dealers for Mercedes-Benz India have already commenced the bookings for the GLA 220 CDI. The GLA can be booked with a payment of INR 1 lakh. Powering the GLA 220 CDI will be the same 2143cc diesel motor from the A-Class diesel. For the GLA though, this motor churns out a healthy 167 bhp of max power and 350 Nm of peak torque, instead of the puny 107 horses it produces in the A-Class diesel.
The GLA rides on the MFA (Mercedes Front wheel Architecture) which also underpins the A-Class. The GLA sits taller than the A-Class and also gets a body cladding, skid plates and roof rails which complete the SUV’s appearance. On the inside, the GLA gets a similar cabin as of the A-Class with the SLS inspired AC vents and the centrally located COMAND screen.
Merecdes-Benz India will be launching the GLA via the CBU route, similar to the A-Class and B-Class models. Deliveries for the GLA 220 CDI are expected to happen around September-October this year. The company may also launch the petrol variant in the future.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the Mercedes-Benz GLA Compact SUV India launch and other details.
Images via : IAB