Second-gen Mercedes-Benz GLA launched in India

By autoX Editorial | on May 25, 2021

Launched in four variants, the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA is priced ranging from Rs 42.10 lakh for the GLA 200 right up to Rs 57.30 lakh for the AMG GLA 35 4Matic. The GLA 35 will be produced in India

After a short delay owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz has finally launched the 2021 GLA in India. This second-generation model has been brought in at an introductory price starting at Rs 42.10 lakh for the GLA 200. Here’s a look at the variant-wise pricing of the new GLA.


Price (ex-showroom India)

GLA 200 Progressive Line

Rs 42.10 lakh

GLA 220d Progressive Line

Rs 43.70 lakh

GLA 220d 4Matic AMG Line

Rs 46.70 lakh

AMG GLA 35 4Matic

Rs 57.30 lakh

Mercedes-Benz first showcased the all-new GLA globally in December 2019 and made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2020 in February. The new compact crossover looks smoother than before without losing its overall stance. At 4,410mm, the new GLA is 14mm shorter in length but has a wheelbase that is 30mm longer than before. The front and rear wheels sit 2,729mm apart. With that in mind, Mercedes claims that this new model has 116mm more legroom than before.

The new-gen GLA also sports completely reworked interior design. 10.25-inch MBUX touchscreen infotainment system in the centre that comes fully equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as the German carmaker’s ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice command feature. Other features include powered front seats, ambient lighting, and a 10.25-inch all-digital instrument cluster behind the wheel.

The GLA is being offered with petrol and diesel engine options. The gasoline-powered compact crossover makes 161bhp and 250Nm from a 1.3-litre turbo petrol unit. This engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT that sends power just to the front wheels. The diesel, on the other hand, is plonked with a 2.0-litre motor that pushes out 188bhp and 400Nm. Paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch, the diesel GLA is on offer with front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.

Mercedes also has an AMG-spec 2.0-litre turbo petrol GLA in their portfolio. This unit is good for 302 horses and 400Nm, thanks to which it dismisses the naught to 100km/h milestone in just 5.1 seconds. The 35 AMG is paired with an 8-speed DCT and an all-wheel-drive system.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA will compete against the BMW X1, Mini Countryman and the Volvo XC40. Audi is also scheduled to bring back the popular Q3 in the mix in the near future.

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Tags: Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4Matic

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