SUVs and crossover vehicles aren’t renowned for being the most sporty looking machines on the planet. Mercedes Benz, however, has endeavoured to change this with their new GLA-Class. The new Mercedes Benz GLA-Class has a silhouette that is smooth and flowing, boasting a roof line that flows long and arching. It certainly looks the goods if you’re into your SUV being sporty in character and looks.
SUV vehicles require strength in their design and engineering to cope with heavier loads on the chassis. Most SUV owners will end up taking their vehicles off road at some point, and the strengthened steel components in the frame and body work are designed with that intention in mind. Mercedes Benz’s new GLA-Class is one of those SUVs that won’t be baulking at the chance to scamper off down a side road or down a steep decline. The GLA-Class has 4MATIC AWD with an off-road mode, Decline Assist and Hill Start Assist. Ground clearance isn’t in the same league of a Land Cruiser or Navara but it is a tidy, clear ground clearance none the less. Fording small streams, heading up to the ski field and venturing out over some low grade off-road tracks are what the classy new Mercedes Benz GLA-Class has been designed to do.
The comfort suspension that is standard on the GLA 200 CDI and GLA 250 4MATIC has a nice blend of comfort and control for smooth surfaces, while the sufficient spring travel is ideal for tackling roads less travelled. There will be plenty of buyers who will love the comfort, performance and light off-road potential of the all new Mercedes Benz GLA-Class. It is just so easy to get yourself comfortable behind the wheel of the GLA-Class, and this is a superb vehicle for the long journey.
Speaking of long journeys and racking up the miles; if this is what you love to do, then the fuel efficiency of the CDI models will truly impress. The Mercedes Benz GLA 200 CDI has the luxury of showing off with a fuel consumption figure averaging around 4.6 litres/100 km. The 2.1-litre turbo diesel engine is state-of-the-art and phenomenally economical. An interesting addition to the thrifty driving experience comes from an ECO display in the instrument cluster that provides information about your own driving style. All GLA models come with the new ECO start/stop function which makes sure that the engine is temporarily switched off if the vehicle is stationary to save fuel.
The new Mercedes Benz GLA-Class has so many fantastic features as standard package items. All models come with the nippy and smooth 7G-DCT seven-speed automatic transmission. If you really prod the right foot, the GLA-Class is happy to find the right gear and really get up and dance. Active Parking Assist makes slipping into tight parks a breeze at the shopping malls, while ATTENTION ASSIST is permanently engaged at speeds between 80 and 180 km/h. This system constantly analyses driver behaviour and steering input, so if the system detects certain steering patterns that frequently accompany drowsiness, the system warns the driver visually by displaying a very friendly “coffee cup” symbol in the instrument cluster. At the same time an audible signal is activated to capture the driver’s attention. A Becker MAP PILOT navigation system leads the way not only in finding you the best way to get to your destination but it literally leads the way in satellite technology for cars. All the four windows are power operated, and the GLA-Class models all have an easy-to-operate remote tailgate lift, THERMOTRONIC dual-zone climate control and a hefty, high-tech Media Interface system that includes a very nice sound system for playing all your favourite songs.
Mercedes Benz prides itself for designing and building some of the safest cars on the road. The new GLA-Class carries that reputation on. With three models available: the GLA 200 CDI, GLA 250 4MATIC and the GLA 45 AMG 4Matic, the GLA-Class can provide all its good looks in a superior everyday vehicle. If desired you can pack a performance punch in the form of the AMG 265 kW engine.
One of the best SUV packages on the market comes highly recommended in the form of the new Mercedes Benz GLA-Class. Be a winner and drive with Mercedes.
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