The upcoming 2014 Mercedes Benz GLA has been regularly making news of late. We have already seen a couple of teasers of the upcoming Mercedes crossover and now, images of the 2014 Mercedes Benz GLA have been published ahead of the car’s public debut.
As we predicted, 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 2014 Mercedes GLA Class crossover will be officially unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show that will be held in early September. The upcoming Mercedes GLA Class will be the smallest-ever crossover in Stuttgart based manufacturer’s product portfolio.
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.
The GLA will play the baby brother to the much bigger GLK and will be offered in a front-wheel drive layout. Underpinning the new GLA is the much publicized MFA platform.
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 GLA is 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.
The GLA could be powered by a couple of petrol engines that will displace 1.6L and 2.0L respectively. Also on offer would be a set of oil burners that would displace 1.8L and a 2.1L. The high end variants would feature the new 4Matic all wheel drive system that has been tailor made for vehicles built on the new MFA platform.
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