Mercedes GLA Class
Welcome to the future.
RoboCops, drone deliveries and star wars may still be some years away but Mercedes has demonstrated thinking lights year ahead with the new GLA; a 4×4 for a new generation.
The UK's first compact SUV should come with its own red carpet. Its Hollywood good looks would grace any film premiere; its muscular and athletic poise any stadia. The Mercedes GLA is a machine built for action; rugged, yet eye-catching. The sloping roofline, the sleek LED lights, the full leather interior with aluminium vents and sound system; once you step inside, you'll never want to go back outside.
Drive and performance
This is a vehicle for all worlds. Four engines to choose from. A formidable selection. There's the turbo-charged 156hp 1.6 or a 211hp 2.0-litre, while the turbo-diesel range includes the 136hp 2.2-litre engine in the GLA200 CDI or the GLA220 CDI producing 170hp. The most powerful GLA250 petrol model will take off from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and is able to reach 145mph.The GLA is the first Mercedes SUV to offer the all wheel drive 4MATIC system, giving you the option to not just ride the roads but to rule them.
Practicality and efficiency
SUVs are built for practicality and the GLA is no exception. With boot space at 421 litres and rear seats that can move back and forth to offer even more legroom or boot space, comfort is encouraged, not compromised. And with more assists than Messi and Ronaldo combined, including attention assist and collision prevention assist with brake assist as standard, the GLA puts in more hard graft than Charlie Sheen's PR team. The 200 CDI model will be the most efficient, returning 65.5mpg with 114g/km CO2.
The Mercedes GLA is the day-to-day, off-road crossover the world has been waiting for for. And you're not having to wait until 2050 to get it. The future is officially here.