The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class is a compact luxury crossover produced by German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes-Benz GLA Class first went on sale in 2013, although it didn’t reach the United States until the following year. That means it’s about due for its mid-cycle update, which will see a few minor tweaks made, as indicated by this prototype spotted near headquarters in Germany. Anyway, this model is accepted well, sales are good, and company already has in plans to make some modifications.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class Exterior and Interior Design
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class is expected to come with numerous changes but exact details are still unknown. The base characteristics will remains the same, so it will continue to ride on same platform, borrowed from A Class. Mid last year we have seen the facelifted A class. Hardly a significant makeover, the refreshed model is only recognizable by its new LED headlights, revised taillights and tailpipes at the rear. Following the A Class, the GLA Class are bound to receive similar changes.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class interior will be all about the latest technologies. There will be new sophisticated materials, colors and styling. The cabin will be spacious enough for the passengers and cargo. The seats will be covered with high quality leather and will feature strong belts. Changes in the interior also limited to a revised 8 inch freestanding COMAND infotainment display that will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, new dashboard trim and slightly updated buttons. It is pre programmed for Garmin Map Pilot navigation and supports a new feature known as HD Voice, making the audio more clear and reducing stress on drivers.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class Release Date and Price
Luxury shoppers will be able to see this sleek, refreshed model in showrooms across the market later this summer. We expect prices to remain close to those of the current model. A 2017 GLA currently retails for $33,375, while a 2017 AMG GLA runs $50,825.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class Powertrain and Performance
We’re not expecting many mechanical changes, either. This is because Mercedes-Benz has already made some changes for the 2016 model year. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class will come with a turbocharged 2.0 liter four still dishing out 208 hp. The sole transmission for the GLA Class is a seven speed dual clutch unit but buyers have the choice of all wheel drive instead of the standard front wheel drive. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class intended to cover 26 MPG for city driving. Highway driving will allow 36 miles per gallon for 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class.