Many of the cars from the Mercedes-Benz range have received updates and it’s time for the GLA now to be refreshed. As these spyshots suggest, the upcoming GLA will get revised LED headlights, LED DRLs and LED tail lamps. We can also expect the ground clearance to be jacked up. Changes inside the cabin might be limited to new interior colour options, a new dashboard trim, slightly updated buttons and a revised COMAND infotainment system.
The GLA facelift is expected to carry over the existing range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. These powerplants might be, however, re-tuned for power and efficiency. On the transmission front, the units could come mated to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
The GLA Class is the first compact crossover from the German carmaker, which was brought into inception three years ago. It will now get a mid-cycle facelift. Mercedes-Benz should be planning to globally launch this GLA in early 2017. It is expected to hit the European markets in April next year. We should also get this iteration in mid-2017 in India as the Mercedes' Indian counterpart starts assembling it at Chakan, Pune.