The Mercedes-Benz’s small high-class crossover has been part of the 1st designs which went along with the labeling plan of the company. The 2015 model came delayed in 2014, and now the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA is coming with mid-cycle refreshment. This new crossover has a symmetrical design with the nuances of its dimensions and proportions carefully presented. Expect the same from this upcoming 2018 GLA. As part of moderate refreshment, changes to some extent will be incorporated both inside out.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA: Engine Options
According to suggestions made by several car experts, this upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLA could use a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine capable of producing 208 HP and a torque of 258 lb-ft.
A 7-speed automatic transmission system stands a high chance to be incorporated along with an all-wheel drive system. The AMG model with BorgWarner twin scroll turbocharger is also expected to be used which can produce as much as 332 lb-ft of torque and 360 HP.
Design and Tech Changes
As the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA is coming as a successor to the predecessor, expect its body design to evolve a bit. Experts have suggested that the grille will be given a new design and heavy chrome inserts will be featured to present an aggressive profile.
However, this is definite that its body will be made significantly lighter in weight than before. This, in turn, will cater to make its fuel consumption more efficient. The headlights are also suspected to be revisited with a new styling.
The fog lights might be replaced with a powerful one; its front bumper is also getting some refinements. It has been said a dynamic and robust profile will be presented in its hood. Other than this, its roof rails are supposed to be made more sporty. Its side body is also going to see new body lines.
Apart from this, new lightweight alloy wheel with stylistic rims might as well be incorporated. Experts have suggested that its rear fascia is also going to see some changes. This might include its taillights and bumper.
Like the exterior body, information about the changes to be incorporated into its interior cabin is vague. This is because the officials have not disclosed any information about this upcoming GLA.
Guesses are that its dashboard is going to see some change. Premium material like wood and leather that have been used before might get some refinements (though they’re already great). Expect the center console to have eliminated some control buttons or they might even get new arrangements.
The seats are likely to stay the same with little or no changes. There will be no increment in the overall space in this cabin as this upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA is said to be slightly smaller in dimensions than its predecessor.
Price and Release Date
The pricing for this new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA is going to start from $34,000 and reach up to $45,000. As to the release date, expect this SUV to be released during the last quarters of 2017.