The upcoming 2014 Mercedes Benz GLA has been regularly making news of late. The latest to have emerged about the production spec GLA is that it would be launched in Europe by mid March, next year.
The production spec Mercedes GLA looks like an A Class on steroids. Unlike the GLA Concept, which boasted of a very aggressive stance, the production spec model looks more crossover-like and more of a Volvo V40 adversary rather than an Audi Q3 rival. The exterior styling of the production spec GLA stays pretty true to the GLA Concept that we saw earlier. However, as we mentioned earlier, the car does have a less aggressive stance than the Concept GLA.
Mercedes-Benz GLA measures 4417mm in length, 1804 mm in width and 1494 mm in height, which makes the 2014 GLA dimensionally pretty similar to the GLA Concept. The car is highly aerodynamic with a Cd figure of 0.29.
The entry level variant, which will be called as the GLA 200, will have a sticker price of EUR 29,303.75 (approx INR 24.80 lakhs) and will come with front-wheel drive only. The GLA 250 4MATIC, which will be the four wheel drive variant, will have a sticker price of EUR 37,496.9 (approx INR 31.75 lakhs). The diesel variant, which will be called as the GLA 200 CDI, will have a sticker price of EUR 32,130 ( approx INR 27.20 lakhs).
With this, the GLA will become the first Mercedes-Benz SUV to be optionally available with the new-gen permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC system, which benefits from fully variable torque distribution.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more info on the Europe launch of the upcoming production spec 2014 Mercedes GLA.