The German’s smallest crossover SUV, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA, will arrive at some point in the year. This prestigious crossover looks refreshed, and we must admit, this is the only manufacturer that is listening demands of their customers.
For 2022, the manufacturer will make this model more attractive thanks to its comfortable interior, impressive decoration quality, and dynamic traction characteristics. On top of that, the new Mercedes-Benz GLA will deploy a three different engine options, which is a big plus. Generally, most of its rivals offer one or a maximum of two engine variants.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Refreshments
The new 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA is the smallest crossover SUV from this manufacturer. Generally, it’s very compact and ideal for highway and city use. Visually, the novelty different from its predecessor can be seen mostly on the front and rear. The radiator grille with a company logo looks more attractive, and the manufacturer added more black decorative inserts on the doorway and wheel arches. The new Mercedes GLA also looks more prestigious thanks to a wedge-shaped xenon blocks or optical LEDs equipped with bright DRL. Interestingly, Mercedes, this time used a stylish rectangular mirror and hidden door handle.
The backside of this small crossover is also attractive and restyled with modern graphics. On top of that, GLA features a wide bumper, pair of the vertical diffuser, and a flat roof extended by spoiler tops.
Whole New Cabin
The most noticeable change of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA is inside. The first photos reveals a revised cabin and plenty of new elements that are mostly copied from the latest A-class.
First of all, the GLA features a very informative instrument panel and a new set of vents. In a top-end modification, Mercedes added a virtual dashboard that looks spacey and operates in several modes. Basically, the new GLA comes with a long list of standard equipment. It includes the latest MBUX system that we saw on the S-class, power tailgate, dual-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and a multifunction leather-covered steering wheel with touch-control buttons and shift paddles.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Engine Specs
Like its predecessor, the new 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA will deploy the same engine. This model features three engine options. The first one that powers GLA 250 is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 generating 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This power is sent to the front (or all four) wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The next one is also a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, but this time under the GLA 35 model’s hood. This engine is capable of producing 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The last engine powers the GLA 45 model and it delivers 382 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque.
How Much Does the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Cost?
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA will start at $36,230 for the base GLA 250 model. However, the more powerful Mercedes-AMG model, the GLA 35, starts at $47,550, while the GLA 45 cost $54,500. As for the release, we should expect this redesigned version to arrive at some point this year. Many believe that its debut will happen in the summertime.
Compared to other segment models, Mercedes GLA is a little more affordable than the Audi Q3 and BMW X2. However, it’s a bit more expensive than the Lexus UX and Volvo XC40.