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    200
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    Mercedes-Benz GLA Key Specifications

    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Engine1332 to 1950 cc
    Power and Torque
    161 to 188 bhp & 250 to 400 Nm
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    DriveTrainFWD & AWD
    Acceleration7.22 seconds

    Mercedes-Benz GLA Summary

    Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the new-gen GLA in India. The new model gets reworked exterior, additional features, spacious cabin, and revised powertrain options.

    Appearance-wise, the 2021 GLA is now taller, bigger, and has increased ground clearance than the previous generation model. This gives it the much-needed SUV appeal that lacked a bit in the older model. Up front, there is a single slat horizontal grille flanked by revised LED headlamps. Although the fog lamps have been given a miss, the front bumper now sports a bone-like pattern along with a three-box bash plate at the bottom. The GLA sits on a comfortable set of 18-inch alloy wheels surrounded by squared-off wheel arches. The rear gets the familiar sleek LED tail lamps. The split units narrow down towards the boot lid in a typical Mercedes fashion. The lower half gets heavy plastic cladding with a touch of chrome that lends it a sporty look.  

    Inside, the cabin of this 2021 GLA has been revamped to be in line with the bigger siblings in the family. Taking the centre stage is the two-screen setup measuring 10.25-inch each for the infotainment and the driver’s instrument cluster. The touchscreen system is powered by the NTG6 generation of MBUX with the latest software and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Meanwhile, the Progressive trims get the Beige and Black upholstery with an open walnut combination on the dashboard. To meet the modern requirements, the GLA also packs in ‘Mercedes Me’ connected services that include Alexa voice assistant, remote door lock/unlock, remote engine start, speed alert, and geo-fencing among the many. Other features include electrically adjustable front seats with memory function, wireless smartphone charging, two-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, and 64-colour ambient lighting.

    Under the hood, the standard GLA can be had with one petrol and one diesel engine. The new 1.3-litre petrol is tuned to develop 161bhp and 250Nm of torque while the potent 2.0-litre diesel motor puts out 188bhp and 400Nm of torque. The latter can is also available with an all-wheel-drive configuration. The petrol guise is mated to a seven-speed DCT while the diesel version gets an eight-speed automatic transmission.  

    Mercedes-Benz GLA Price

    Mercedes-Benz GLA price starts at ₹ 44.90 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 48.90 Lakh (Avg. ex-showroom). GLA comes in 3 variants. GLA top model price in petrol is ₹ 44.90 Lakh. GLA base model price in diesel is ₹ 46.40 Lakh. Whereas the price of GLA automatic version starts from ₹ 44.90 Lakh.

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    200
    Key Features : Front & Rear Parking Sensors, Touch-screen Display, All One Touch -Down, Panoramic Sunroof / Moonroof, Body Coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors, Digital Instrument Cluster, LED Tail Lights, (Automatic Dual Zone) Air Conditioner, Digital Tachometer, LED Headlights.
    Colours :
    Cosmos Black Metallic
    Denim Blue Metallic
    Mountain Grey Metallic
    Iridium Silver Metallic
    Polar White
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    GLA 200

    ₹ 44.90 Lakh
    1332 cc, Petrol, Automatic (DCT), 161 bhp
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    GLA 220d

    ₹ 46.40 Lakh
    1950 cc, Diesel, Automatic (TC), 188 bhp
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    220d 4MATIC
    Additional features over 200 : Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Torque-On-Demand Four-Wheel-Drive, Hill Descent Control, Fabric + Leatherette Seat Upholstery, Single Tone Interiors, Black with Contrast Red Stitching, optional Light Aluminium Trim Interior Colours.
    Colours :
    Cosmos Black Metallic
    Denim Blue Metallic
    Mountain Grey Metallic
    Iridium Silver Metallic
    Polar White
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    GLA 220d 4MATIC

    ₹ 48.90 Lakh
    1950 cc, Diesel, Automatic (TC), 188 bhp
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    CarWale's Take on Mercedes-Benz GLA

    • Good Things
      • Exquisitely improved interiors
      • Increased SUV stance than earlier
      • Powertrain choices available
    • Could be Better
      • The rear seat is best for two occupants
      • Restricted boot space
      • Slightly expensive than its rivals

    Mercedes-Benz GLA Verdict

    Overall Score

    8 / 10

    The new-gen GLA impresses with its more upright stance and bigger proportions, which, as a result, makes it more spacious than before. Needless to say, the interiors are luxurious and now more attractive thanks to the HD screens and new tech. This diesel engine is not only frugal but packs enough performance to make this SUV fun to drive. Overall, a convincing package indeed.

    Mercedes-Benz GLA Review

    The previous-gen GLA had received some flak for its low slung back coupe-like styling, but now the new-gen corrects all that with its more upright stance and bigger proportions, and as a result has more space inside than before. Needless to say, the interior quality is luxurious and is now more attractive with HD screens and new tech. This diesel engine is not only frugal but packs in a sprightly performance for an SUV that's fun to drive. Though this top-of-the-line 4MATIC trim priced at Rs 57.89 lakh on-road makes it expensive than its rivals, it's a package that can convince you to shell out that extra premium!

    Why would I buy it?

    • Quick performance and good drivability
    • Good driving manners

    Why would I avoid it?

    • Misses some equipment
    • Slightly expensive than its rivals

    Engine and Performance

    8.5 / 10

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    While the AMG version is in a different league of its own, the standard versions of the GLA come with the option of a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol in the GLA 200 or a 2.0-litre diesel in the 220d. The latter comes mated to an eight-speed twin-clutch automatic gearbox and can be had in just the FWD version, or a top-spec 4MATIC version like the one we're sampling here. It churns out the same 188bhp of power and 400Nm of torque available from as low as 1,600rpm. Though a slight clatter of the engine is heard at the start, it’s not noisy unless at high rpms and can’t be heard inside the cabin, thanks to the good NVH. And it’s refined as well.

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    You can choose between four driving modes - Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Individual. No, there's no option to choose 4WD, but start with the Eco mode and it shows that it transmits power to the front wheels only. Also, all gear shifts happen under 2,000rpm; in favour of fuel efficiency. That said, it provides enough shove low in the rev range to keep progressing without a hiccup, and without having to shift down a gear constantly to speed up. If you still need to, paddle-shifters add to the convenience.

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    Then, Comfort mode betters the throttle responses with gearshifts happening a little higher in the rev band, but still, a strong mid-range ensures gearshifts happen under 2,000rpm. Dial in the Sport mode, for even sharper throttle responses, slightly heavier steering, and gearshifts taking place post 2,000rpm. Give it the stick and you can feel the strong push till 4,000rpm before its indicated redline at around 4,500rpm. It feels quick and our V-Box tests ascertain that with a 0-100kmph sprint time of 7.22 seconds. In fact, it shows off its good low- and mid-range by achieving the 0-60kmph run in just 3.26 seconds!

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    And, it's not just the engine, the gearbox shares the credit too. This new eight-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) responds well, is quick, and eventually helped put up quick times in our roll-on tests (20-80kmph in 4.20sec, 40-100kmph in 5.44sec) as well. This goes on to show its impressive drivability, be it sprinting away from city traffic or overtaking a long vehicle on the highway. Moreover, it helps in not just good outright acceleration, but in maintaining better fuel economy as well. It shifts to a higher gear and cruises easily using the abundant torque while keeping the revs low and the engine quiet. Our tested fuel efficiency of 17.26kmpl (city- 15.14kmpl, highway- 19.38kmpl) proves it to be a frugal oil-burner that will certainly help owners with high usage.

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    Ride and Handling

    8 / 10

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    The ride is supple if not plush and mostly very comfortable, thanks to the nicely judged suspension. At low speeds, it absorbed bumps well, didn't crash through potholes, and even managed to filter the impact on the suspension over sharper edges. Dial up the speed and you might occasionally hear a thud especially over these sharp-edged potholes if you're not careful. But it never felt alarming despite it getting these tall 19-inch alloys. Also, it cleared all speed-breakers hinting you wouldn't have to worry about dodging obstacles if you happen to put its off-road mode to use. That's also pretty handy for enhanced traction and the 4MATIC does make it a dependable handler.

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    The GLA, for its compact size, is easy to drive, also partly because of the decent visibility. And then, there's this sharp steering weighted nicely. Still, interestingly, it's more fun because of its agility, strong engine, and the ability to inspire confidence in a driver to push it hard. It does live up to its sporty character, holds its line, and is nimble enough even if there’s a little lean while taking sharp bends. Then, the wheels shod with Bridgestone Turanzas rubber grip well, and that too, in the wet, if you drop the anchor while jabbing the brakes. There’s enough bite and progression to confidently come to a halt.

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    Interior Quality, Space, and Comfort

    8 / 10

    Front Row Seats

    Step inside and you’ll be greeted with a revamped dashboard. Sure, the black upholstery may look like a descent from the beige one that we had seen in the previous gen. Yes, it also doesn’t make it feel as airy, but you get two sunroofs and needless to say, there’s no compromise on quality or space. The turbine-styled air-con vents continue but with more blades this time and add to the striking elements inside. The piano black surfaces with contrasting brushed aluminium finished accents along with the soft-touch door pads help bring in the feel-good factor. Fit and finish is top-notch and there are enough storage spaces with a handful of cubbies, especially in the central console that will store anything you want out of sight. It also gets good-sized adjustable cup-holders, stowage slots, and door bins big enough for 1.0-litre bottles.

    Dashboard

    Now, on to the seating comfort, the front seats are electrically adjustable with manual under-thigh support providing an excellent driving position. You’d not want to be chauffeur-driven, as you will never complain about discomfort even as a co-driver. The reason being the new kinetic seats which we’ll get to in a bit. As with space, there’s more than sufficient room even for tall individuals. And all seats are nice and supportive, although the rear-bench could have done with a slightly more under-thigh support.

    Front Row Seats

    Also, it may still look like a coupe-SUV with a sloping roof-line at the back, but it’s still higher and more upright. The increased proportions have helped translate more space inside with more headroom, shoulder-room, and elbow-room. Even the legroom at the rear has extended, thanks to the longer wheelbase. Though it’s not very generous, tall adults won’t complain as long as occupants in the second row are limited to two. And if you happen to fit in one more, the middle seat isn’t too bad and there’s good space for your feet as well.

    Second Row Seats

    Contrary to the plenty of room in the back seats, we wish the boot was just a bit more spacious. Especially, a spare wheel taking up usable boot space is a shame. Yet, there’s enough room for a big suitcase and three to four small to medium-sized bags. What’s more, the rear seat can be split, so one can still have a rear passenger with something long in the boot.

    Open Boot/Trunk

    Features and Safety Equipment

    7.5 / 10

    Instrument Cluster

    There are plenty of new features in the GLA's cabin to match up to its elder siblings in terms of kit. This includes a dual-screen setup consisting of the MBUX infotainment system and a digital instrument cluster that look fantastic and do their job really well. The 10.25-inch HD Media display unit supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless charging, and 64-colour ambient lighting as well. The brown open-pore walnut upholstery gets the Artico-DINAMICA combination in this AMG line. Now, call me out for nit-picking, but the GLA misses out on ventilated seats, gets only C-type USB ports, and it would have been a delight if wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay was offered.

    Center Console/Centre Console Storage

    Still, did we mention the kinetic seats? What's that you may ask? So being an entry-level model, the GLA’s seats don't get massage function. But, what the carmaker has intelligently done to the front seats is, to automatically and periodically keep moving them slightly. This change in the seat's position ensures the occupant isn't in one posture for too long, adding to the comfort and reducing fatigue.

    Sunroof/Moonroof

    Meanwhile, the other features include two-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, powered tailgate, sensor-based auto-braking feature, etc. Now, don't ask for an automatic parking feature, come on, it's an easy car to park with a compact footprint. And, probably that's why you also don't get a 360-degree camera. Otherwise, amongst the safety suite there are seven airbags, attention assist, driving modes, multi-beam LED headlamps, active bonnet for pedestrian safety, Pre-Safe, electronic stability program, and so on. Lest we forget, eight years of warranty on the engine and transmission!

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    Conclusion

    8 / 10

    Left Rear Three Quarter

    Despite its debatable styling, the new GLA gets updated looks making it more distinctive to look at. It's grown, not just in size but into a mature entry-level Mercedes-Benz, up-to-date with the brand's new tech, stylish interiors, and comfortable cabin. Though it misses out on certain features, it has gotten more attractive, and the use of high-quality materials paired with excellent workmanship continues. Then, the power-packed engine, supple ride quality, and an agile character make it fun to drive. These are more than good reasons for buyers to choose the GLA over its rivals, of course, backed by the three-star brand and service value.

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    Mercedes-Benz GLA 2022 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

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    Mercedes-Benz GLA User Reviews

    • 4.4/5

      (14 Ratings) 8 Reviews
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      4.4

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      3.7

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      3.7

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      3.3

      Value For Money

    • Thanks God I got Mercedes..
      I am just going to own this in a week. I got a test drive. It was a wonderful experience. It looks stylish and comfortable in ride. Mileage is good. Overall its worth buying. owning Mercedes is always a proud feeling. No matter what is the cost of maintenance.
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      4

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    • Between Highly Satisfied and Thrilled
      Got the new GLA 220D in Sept. 2021 from Autohangar - Churni Road - Mumbai. The entire transaction was smooth and the dealer could manage to get my color and model within reasonable time - considering the car was launched in May 2021, they got the car within 3 months of booking Initial 500 KM I was getting a light drag in second gear and post-breaking push - that eased out after the first 500 KM and now it is smooth. Pick up and punch is fantastic and driving is a pleasure. I chose this over A and C class sedan as I wanted a better ground clearance [considering Mumbai / Thane and Navi Mumbai bumps - and it proved to be a right decision I am happy with the looks and overjoyed with the performance. I always preferred sedans but this car is so smooth to handle, specially on the curves and across bumps - I am happy that I made the departure. One can really feel the individual suspension over bad roads. In city the consumption is a bit high - but it makes up on highways. I had sent the car for a three month's inspection and free service and that was fine. I pre-purchased 10 years of service and would recommend that - since the service is transferable On the Con part - there are very few things that I can count - one : the Boot could have been bigger, two : it is expensive, with a 10 year Maintenance, 6 years warranty, 8 years of engine warranty and a PPF coating - it came to 62 Lakhs and three: the instrument panel is highly advanced and takes time to adjust to
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      5

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      5

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      4

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      4

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    • Must read before buy your first Mercedes Benz-GLA
      My personal experience with Mercedes-Benz GLA that it has low noise engine, good performance, solid build quality with decent mileage. The music system of the car is extremely good. The sound is well balanced and pleasant. The car has a good interior as well as exterior design. The alloy wheel are classy, headlight is superb. The blow and impact of AC is also good as it lasts long and comfortable for a long drive.
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    • Faulty Engine
      I bought new GLA220D. it was not starting the 2nd morning, Based on my complaint they took my vehicle and delivered it back after 3 days saying problem got rectified. Again after 8 days same problem of not starting. Again they tool the vehicle and from last 2 weeks vehicle is in work shop and understand that some problem in Engine control board and it has to come from Germany and it may take a couple of weeks. It is ridiculous that, new vehicle is giving the problem from second day onwards. Mercedes has delivered the faulty vehicle to me and cheated.
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    • Faulty vehicle delivered
      Vehicle got delivered to me 23 days back.After third day of delivery,vehicle was not getting start.When contacted the break down team,they came and took the vehicle to workshop and return back after 3 days.Again after a week,vehicle was not getting start and again they took the vehicle and informed me that engine control unit has a problem.It has to be replaced and this has to come from MB Germany.It will take around 3-4 weeks.I drove hardly 200 KM and 13 days out of 23 days it is in work shop and it may take one more month to rectify the probelm.They have delivered the faulty vehicle to me.
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    FAQs About Mercedes-Benz GLA

    Q: What is the on road price of Mercedes-Benz GLA?

    The on-road price of GLA in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 51.26 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 57.01 Lakh. The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: How much will be the EMI or down payment for Mercedes-Benz GLA?

    Mercedes-Benz GLA EMI starts at ₹ 84,863 per month for a down payment of ₹ 4,48,972 and a tenure of 60 months @ 9.5% interest rate for a loan amount of ₹ 40.41 Lakh.

    Q: Which car is better between Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1?

    GLA price starts at ₹ 44.90 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1332 cc engine. Whereas X1 price starts at ₹ 41.43 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1998 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Mercedes-Benz GLA top model?

    Top model of GLA is 220d 4MATIC and the ex-showroom for GLA 220d 4MATIC is ₹ 48.90 Lakh.

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    Mumbai₹ 53.06 Lakh onwards
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