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2015 Mercedes GLA Officially Revealed

Giancarlo Perlas August 19, 2013

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It’s official! The 2015 Mercedez GLA is making its way to the International Motor Show which will be held at Frankfurt, Germany in September and it is scheduled to hit the market by fall next year. Based on reports from Autoblog and Forbes, the new Mercedes GLA will be sporting a new compact crossover look. The new car will be the fifth SUV/crossover that the brand will roll out in the US.

The Features of the New Mercedes GLA

In the press release of the company that was published via Autoblog, the 2015 Mercedes GLA measures 173.9 inches in length, 71 inches in width and 58.8 inches in height. The dimensions of the new car is quite similar with the existing Kia Sportage added the source.

The performance of the Mercedes GLA will be enhanced by its 4MATIC system that features an all-wheel drive. Then, its 2.0-liter engine is capable of giving out 208 hp and 258 lb-ft torque.

Despite its very compact features, its interior is very flexible and cozy to provide its occupants a comfortable travel. Its rear seat backrests can be folded completely and its luggage compartment ha has been optimized to offer a lot of space for the travelling needs of its driver and passengers.

An Answer to the Competition

It seems like there is a continuous growth in the demand of small cars. This is the reason why the main competitors of Mercedes have focused on developing more compact vehicles. So, according to the sources, the new Mercedes GLA will be the answer of the brand to both the Audi A3, which is set to go out in the market next year, and the BMW X1, which is the forerunner in the compact-crossover segment.

Cars that will be Launched with the New Mercedes GLA

Among the other cars that will be showcased in the upcoming auto show are the new A-Class and CLA-Class.

Photos

Check out the photos below for a glance of the exterior as well as the interior of the much awaited 2015 Mercedes GLA:

Sources: Forbes and Autoblog


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The author is a big fan of cars and F1 since childhood. He is also an avid gamer and writer at heart. Follow him at Twitter via @giancarloperlas

Comments (2)

  1. It appears that Mercedes is purposfully timing the release of the GLA … particularly for the USA market … in line with forthcoming 2015 fuel efficiency standards.

    While that sounds good on paper, the problem with this approach is that their competition is ahead of them on release dates (for USA market): for EU/German compact cross-overs, BMW already has shipped the X1 (and 3 Series Touring, plus the GT), Volvo is releasing the V50 in January ’14 and Porsche’s Macan is launching in the spring ’14 as well – –

    – – against this, the GLA is coming in … early 15? Sorry, but the consumer’s pent up demand exists for a vehicle of this type will have already been saited, so MB is at risk of ending up late to the party and on the trailing sales side. Their best bet would be to try to convince Subaru owners to go upscale, but the “offroad” portion of the marketing video release is hardly convincing (a nice smooth dirt road… really?).

    -hh

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