Mercedes-Benz GLA India Launch to happen in October

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Mercedes-Benz India had showcased the GLA compact SUV at the Auto Expo 2014 this year. According to a report, the German car maker is planning to launch the GLA in the Indian market in the festive season this year. Being a late entrant to the compact SUV club, Mercedes-Benz is trying to make up for the loss by providing an attractive package in the form of the GLA.

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Mercedes-Benz India dealers have already commenced the bookings for the GLA 220 CDI. The GLA can be booked with a payment of INR 1 lakh. According to the report, the petrol engine GLA will be badged as the GLA200 CGi. Powering the GLA200CGi will be a 1.6-litre, 4 pot, turbocharged, direct injection motor which will churn out 156 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. The car will do the 0-100 kmph run is a claimed 8.9-seconds with a top speed of 205 kmph.

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The major sales numbers will come from the diesel version of the GLA which will be badged as the GLA200 CDi. The GLA200CDi will be powered by a new 2.1-litre, 4pot, turbocharged diesel engine which will churn out 136 PS of max power and 300 Nm of peak torque. The car will dismiss the 0-100 kmph mark in 10 seconds with limited top speed of 205 kmph. Both the petrol and diesel engines will be connected to a familiar 7G-DCT automatic transmission.

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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 car gets a similar setup as of the A-Class with the SLS inspired AC vents and the centrally located COMAND screen.

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The Mercedes-Benz GLA will be sold in India at a price range of 25-35 lakh INR. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the GLA India launch.

via : Zigwheels

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