The 2015 Mercedes GLA made its first public appearance at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Expo. Indian audience got to see the GLA at the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi. Mercedes is taking Indian car market very seriously. It has added over half a dozen models in 2014 itself and still has vehicles lined up for launch. Although some dealers have started accepting the bookings for the Mercedes GLA, the official price in India is still not out.
In latest updates, the German luxury car maker has finally lifted its silence on the pricing of the GLA in the United States as the base variant of the GLA in its two-wheel drive form and 208 hp engine will come at a tag of USD 31,300 (approximately Rs 18.82 lakh). The second variant comes with four-wheel drive configuration and will be priced at USD 34,225 (approximately Rs 20.57 lakh). The top of the line variant SUV will get the performance AMG treatment, capable of producing 355 hp and will come at a price tag of USD 49,225 (approximately Rs 29.59 lakh).
Prices for India are yet to be announced. But we expect Mercedes to keep it in the vicinity of Rs 40-50 lakh. The Mercedes GLA will face stiff competition from the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. The top of the line AMG edition will enjoy some monopoly as the competition does not have any product near the performance updated SUV.
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