Mercedes-Benz has unwrapped the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover, which is going to have its world debut next month in Frankfurt before it goes on sale in the US in the fall of 2014.
Mercedes-Benz has unwrapped the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover, which is going to have its world debut next month in Frankfurt before it goes on sale in the US in the fall of 2014. The GLA crossover is Mercedes entry in the fast growing compact luxury crossover segment.
The GLA has a very small footprint that is shorter than 174 inches and is based on the same platform as the A-Class hatchback and CLA four-door coupe. In the US the 2015 GLA250 will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0L engine with 208 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The GLA250 4MATIC reaches 0 to 60 mph in only 6.4 seconds and has a top speed of 145 mph. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
The GLA-Class will also be the first Mercedes-Benz SUV to be available with the new-generation permanent all-wheel drive system 4MATIC, with fully variable torque distribution. Front-wheel-drive will also be available in early 2015.
“With its striking features, the GLA embodies our progressive thinking and enthralls with its off-road proportions,” says Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design at Daimler AG. “The clearly defined surfaces convey power and serenity, and we have managed to combine as much emotional appeal as possible with as much clarity as necessary.”