Mercedes-Benz GLA Facelift Launched at Rs 50.50 Lakh

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the updated GLA SUV for 2024, featuring subtle cosmetic enhancements and a revamped interior with enhanced technology. Priced starting from Rs 50.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the new GLA offers three trims – GLA 200, GLA 220d 4Matic, and GLA 220d 4Matic AMG Line – all equipped with the same petrol and diesel engine options.

Key Highlights

  • Available in two trim lines – Progressive and AMG Line.
  • Powered by 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines.
  • Competes against rivals such as BMW X1, Audi Q3, and Volvo XC40.

Price List (Ex-showroom, India)

Variant Price
GLA 200 Rs 50.50 lakh
GLA 220d 4Matic Rs 54.75 lakh
GLA 220d 4Matic AMG Line Rs 56.90 lakh

Exterior Design

  • Retains the familiar crossover stance with minor tweaks.
  • Updated headlamps with new internals and LED daytime running lamps.
  • Body-coloured apron and wheel arch cladding.
  • Revised LED elements in the tail-lamps.
  • Introduces Spectral Blue exterior paint shade.

Interior and Features

  • New AMG-spec steering wheel with touch-based controls.
  • Carbon fibre-like insert on the passenger side dashboard.
  • Neatened center console with revised switchgear and increased storage.
  • Twin 10.25-inch connected screens with updated MBUX software.
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
  • New themes for digital dials, including an off-road theme.
  • Addition of a 360-degree camera.
  • Other features include twin-pane sunroof, ambient lighting, wireless charger, and gesture-controlled tailgate.
  • Safety features comprise seven airbags, TPMS, auto emergency braking, blind spot monitor, and hill descent control.

Engine and Specs

  • Powered by a 163hp, 270Nm, 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine or a 190hp, 400Nm, 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine.
  • Petrol variant mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox, front-wheel drive.
  • Diesel variant equipped with an 8-speed DCT gearbox and Merc’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.
  • Excludes the performance-oriented AMG GLA 35 variant available in previous models.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA competes with renowned models like the BMW X1, Audi Q3, and Volvo XC40, offering an enhanced driving experience with its updated features and refined aesthetics.

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