The first spy photos of the upcoming 2021 Mercedes GLA crossover SUV model emerged online, and we can spot some refreshments. GLA is trendy, and it straddles between crossover SUV and hatchback segment. Furthermore, the forthcoming model will be built on a new platform, and we can expect great styling and better fuel-efficient duo to its lighter platform. Inside, the new 2021 GLA will get better materials and techs.
The entry-level luxury-crossover SUV will compete with many compact SUVs in the same segment. So, we can expect a fierce battle between GLA and models like the Audi Q3, BMW X3, Infiniti QX30, and Lexus UX.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Redesign
The forthcoming 2021 Mercedes Benz GLA crossover has been spied, and from the first images, we can see clearly some redesign. As before, this SUV will continue to sit on the new-gen MFA platform that is also used on some of Mercedes models like A-Class, B-Class, CLA-Class. Thanks to this platform this crossover will be lighter. Also, aerodynamics will be significantly better, and we can expect much better consumptions.
Dimensionally, the new 2021 Mercedes GLA SUV will be slightly more significant if we compare it with the predecessor. Also, the same attractive look is present, and grille on the front is sportier than ever.
The interior of the forthcoming 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, as we already said, will be techy and it will provide more luxury touches than before. A new-gen MFA platform is used on this SUV, and it provides more space inside. Also, GLA will offer better comfort and more legroom and headroom. Moreover, the base model will be equipped with more features, and synthetic leather upholstery is standard, while the real leather is optional on the base model.
Features like Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, and an 8-inch touchscreen with the latest navigation is standard. Furthermore, there will be numerous customizations. Some of the optional features include a premium Harman Kardon audio system with 12 speakers and a panoramic sunroof.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Engine Specifications
Only one engine option will be available under the upcoming 2021 Mercedes GLA. Turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder power this SUV. Furthermore, thanks to this potent powertrain, the output of this small crossover will be 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
Like before, the standard model will come with the front wheels system, while the upper trims will be available with a new all four with the 4Matic system (AWD). A 7-speed automatic transmission is the only choice right now. Thanks to this powerful engine, the current model can sprint from standstill to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds.
Price and Release Date
The newest 2021 Mercedes GLA model will be redesigned, and it will compete in the same segment with the models Audi Q3, BMW X3, Infiniti QX30, and Lexus UX. Duo to some changes, we can assume that the price of the upcoming GLA will be slightly increased.
The current model starts at $33,950. So, we can expect that the new one will cost around $35,000 for the base model. Debut of the 2021 Mercedes GLA model will be sometime in the middle of 2020.