Spy Shots Mercedes E Class Redesign And Concept – Spy Shots Mercedes E Class
Mercedes-Benz has aloof launched the 2020 GLB bunched crossover SUV, but the automaker isn’t activity to bead its absolute advantage in the segment, the GLA.
In fact, a redesign for the GLA is advancing and we’ve aloof spotted a prototype. It will acceptable aisle the GLB by about a year, acceptation we should see it alien for the 2021 archetypal year.
The spy shots appearance the new GLA maintains the accepted model’s hatch-like appearance to advice differentiate it from the boxier GLB. The GLA additionally has a abundant beneath wheelbase than the GLB, and it looks to accept taken on a added burghal chichi architecture compared to its predecessor.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy video from Motor Authority on Vimeo.
The ride acme additionally looks to accept been added compared to the approachable GLA, with the low attitude actuality one of the better criticisms of the accepted model. The tall, hatch-like architecture is meant to address to earlier buyers who acknowledge cartage that are accessible to get in and out of, but aren’t attractive for big SUVs.
The new GLA is based on the aforementioned MFA2 (Mercedes Front-drive Architecture) as the afresh launched A-Class, redesigned CLA and new GLB, acceptation it will affection turbo-4 engines, a dual-clutch transmission, and accessible all-wheel drive. A constituent amalgam advantage will acceptable be offered at some point as well.
The Mercedes-AMG analysis will action its own versions of the GLA. These should accommodate a new GLA35 with 302 application and a echo of the GLA45 with up to 416 hp on tap.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The MFA2-based cars additionally account from a abundant added avant-garde interface. Dubbed MBUX, abbreviate for Mercedes-Benz User Experience, the new interface appearance agenda screens for the apparatus array and infotainment system, abundant like on the pricier E-Class and S-Class models. There’s additionally blow adequacy for the infotainment awning and you’ll additionally be able to use accustomed accent to ascendancy abounding agent functions.
Availability of the new GLA in the United States is yet to be confirmed. If brought here, we should see it priced aloof aloft the A-Class auto which starts at $33,495.
Compact cars accept accurate to be big business for Mercedes. Buyers airtight up 609,000 examples of Mercedes’ compacts in 2018, which accounted for 25 percent of the automaker’s sales, and the cardinal this year is acceptable to be alike college due to the accession of a redesigned range, additional new entries.