"With the compact GLA we add a fifth attractive SUV variant to the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio in this constantly growing segment. The GLA impresses mainly with its progressive character and agile handling," says Mercedes-Benz Executive VP Dr. Joachim Schmidt. "So I am very confident that the GLA, with its fascinating design and high everyday practicality, will fill many new customers with enthusiasm for the Mercedes-Benz brand."
Those dynamic curves closely mirror the concept car which Mercedes displayed at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year, with a muscular stance that's not just a smaller version of its larger siblings, but a sportier-looking one as well. Underneath the sheet metal sits an interior space similar to the CLA with which it shares its mechanical underpinnings and is similarly packed with all the latest luxury, convenience and safety equipment you'd expect from a new Mercedes. That includes the integrated Collision Prevention Assist Plus system to help drivers avoid accidents and a dashboard display that can monitor off-roading parameters, like slope angles and compass directions.