Mercedes’ entry-level SUV, the GLA, will get a cosmetic update on July 5. Mercedes had introduced the compact crossover SUV based on the A-Class back in 2014 and after the global facelift of the A-Class last year, the introduction of the GLA facelift was also to be expected.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLA carries the same body-shell because it is a facelift, but it also gets a redesigned fascia for a fresher look. The bumper looks chiselled and now gets fog lamp recesses while the twin-horizontal slat grille gets hollow blocks like the bigger SUVs. The headlamps get an all LED unit like the A-Class. The new GLA gets peripheral cladding to add brawn to its rather petite dimensions.
Inside, the dashboard design has been tweaked with a bit of chrome to make the cabin more premium than before. The GLA will continue to have all the bells and whistles of the current car with the added probability of a 360 degree camera to this list. Under the hood, the GLA might have the new 2.0-litre diesel engine debut in the compact SUV. It will also continue to get the 2.0-litre petrol engine with the seven-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.