2017 Mercedes GLA News, Price

When Mercedes announced its upcoming crossover SUV back in 2012, we couldn’t wait to see the new car on our roads. The mid-size SUV was finally released in 2013, and it was such an impressive class-A car. The German automobile manufacturer will soon be releasing 2017 Mercedes GLA in order to keep customers hooked on it. We are now waiting to see a new car with more power and luxury.

2017 Mercedes GLA front view

2017 Mercedes GLA – Refined Interior Design:

The automaker has already announced that it will be using the A-Class model platform to design the new GLA. A number of exterior features will be borrowed from CLA and B-Class models. We, however, expect notable modifications that will make the car more stylish than its predecessor.

Starting from the front side of 2017 Mercedes GLA, lovers of this car will be excited about the revised grille and headlamps. Bi-xenon technology will feature in all lights, including the rear ones. If you will be able to compare 2017 Mercedes GLA with the outgoing one, you will notice some major changes at the backside. Some new things on this side include sharper taillights, a chrome-decorated exhaust system, and a titanium-plated diffuser. Moreover, the car will get 18-inch light alloy wheels and 235/45 R 19 tires.

The interior of 2017 Mercedes GLA SUV will be all about the modern innovations and the latest technologies. If you will get a chance to travel in the new car, you will surely enjoy fine materials, classic colors, and sophisticated style. We are looking forward to leather upholstered seats and steering wheel. Do not expect interior space to be an issue because the automaker has already hinted at a spacious cabin with an ample cargo compartment. Your driving experience will never be the same again when you own the new GLA. You will be presented with a well-equipped infotainment system. A 7-inch display and a host of multimedia options will be some of the system features. Other tech features that will increase your interest for the car include a navigation screen and a dual-zone climate control system.

2017 Mercedes GLA is expected to join the list of the safest and most secure mid-size SUVs. A myriad of safety features will be available, such as lane-keeping assist, blind-spot assist, auto braking, ABS, adaptive high-beam assist, drowsy driver detection, 180-degree rear camera, stability control, adaptive cruise control and keyless start.

2017 Mercedes GLA interior

2017 Mercedes GLA – Technical Specifications:

According to Mercedes car enthusiasts, the automaker is not planning to make any major changes under the of hood of the upcoming GLA. The previously-used engines are expected to feature in the new car. Wait to see a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine with a capacity of 208 hp and 258 lb-ft, and probably a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged I4 BorgWarner engine rated 360 hp and 332 lb-ft.

A 7-speed AMG DCT sports transmission will be connected to the BorgWarner engine while a normal 7-speed automatic transmission to the other engine. Drivers will choose between the front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. As for the fuel economy, EPA has provided the following excellent figures: 26 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

2017 Mercedes GLA rear view

2017 Mercedes GLA – Release Date and Price:

If you are planning to buy the new GLA, you will be required to part with $32,000. And if you deserve some class from the Mercedes SUV, you will have to pay $48,000 or more to own a fully-equipped model. Expect to find the car in showroom starting from mid-2017.

Cars that we expect to show rivalry to the new Mercedes SUV include Audi Q3, BMW X1, Chevrolet Trax, Kia Soul, Honda HR-V, Hyundai IX25, Infiniti QX30 and Nissan Juke.