Coming Soon: Second generation Mercedes-Benz GLA spotted

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes had introduced its Mercedes Benz GLA back in 2013 that also received its facelift later in 2017 and now the company has been spied testing its second-gen GLA. The second generation compact SUV is based on MFA2 platform that underpins the 2019 A-Class hatchback. These cars are not just limited to the platform in similarity but also on their styling and front as well. Here is all you need to know about the coming 2019 Mercedes Benz A-class, take a look.

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Exterior and Interior

The new SUV gets a squat stance at the front where there is a new grille. The car will also possess angular headlamps with L-shaped daytime running lamps (DRLs). For its back it has rounded tail lamps and is expected to have body cladding all around, same as its present model. The car is said to take inspiration from the A-Class on its inside and will get dual-screen setup, air turbine-like circular AC vents and steering wheel with touch-based controls etc. It can also gets the new MBUX AI-based infotainment system which made its debut with the 2019 A-Class.

Engine Details

Under the hood the GLA is said to get three engine options that are a 1.4-litre petrol, 2.0-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engines. The 1.4-litre petrol engine produces 163PS of power and 250Nm of peak torque, the 2.0-litre petrol engine produces 224PS and 350Nm toque while the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 116PS and 260Nm of peak torque. All the engines will come mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard. However, the 2.0-litre petrol engine is expected to be offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The SUV is said to come to India by late 2019 but before that Mercedes will launch the A-Class sedan to replace the A-Class hatchback.