The Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover made its first Indian debut at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. The new GLA Class is based on Mercedes’ new MFA platform, and looks very premium and outgoing. The car will be launched by the end of 2014 or early 2015. The new GLA Class will compete against the Range Rover Evoque and Audi Q3.
Mercedes-Benz GLA which is to be launched in India, made its first variant on offer from the GLA range will be powered a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that makes 210PS power and 350Nm torque. Power transmission will be carried out by a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and will drive all four wheels thanks to the company’s 4Matic system. For the Indian market we also expect the 2.2-litre oil burner that powers the A and the B-Class.It will make use of the same seven-speed dual clutch but will power the front wheels in a bid to keep the cost of the car down.
There is also expected to be an AMG spec version that will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged mill that has been tuned to produce somewhere in the region of 337PS and 450Nm of torque. This engine too will be mated to the seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. It will get an AMG spec body kit, different alloy wheels and obviously some of the insane tuning that has made AMG famous over the last three decades.
Interior of the car is designed in a mercedes new concept themes , giving it a royal and assorted looks.
GLA is expected to be priced in the range Rs 27-Rs 30 lakh for the top spec diesel engined version. It will compete with the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the Volvo V40 Cross Country.
Trailer of the car could be seen here