2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class Facelift

In the last post, we are writing about popular Mercedes-Benz GL-class. This time the name gets one more letter and it is about GLA-class. What presents “A” character? First of all, that exactly means A-class which belongs in compact vehicles. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class comes with facelift after four years after model launch. This compact crossover has the same platform as CLA-class with differences in body size. Namely, the crossover is a few inches higher from sedan sibling. The sale records excellent results and provides perspective in the near future. Changes are visible on the exterior while interior receives modern equipment. Specification remains unchanged with standard engines. For example, people who want stronger option then they will choose AMG version. This is very interesting crossover which will appear on the market this summer.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class-front

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class Design

The changes on the exterior are not so huge. Just couple years ago production of this model has started. Now, 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class comes with refreshments in the middle of life-cycle. List of changes includes front and rear bumpers, fog lights, air-intakes and new wheels. For example, lights are coming in LED or Bixenon technology in depending of your package selection. On the other hand, details will be sleeker than before in order to improve the design. Finally, the rear side retains hatchback look, and the roof is a little bit shorter. The manufacturer has applied fashion design treatment and adds tweaks to it to become attractive for customers.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class Interior

Interior becomes more modern compared to the previous iteration. If you remember very well then it was more conventional. The main improvement is related to restyle of the instrument cluster. Also, passengers will have at their disposal the 8.0-inch screen which will enable the exchange of information with the vehicle. Sincere lovers will find sports treatment will in AMG version. Look at sports stitching and package with sports details. Further, crossover is not falling behind to advanced technologies such as Android Auto connectivity, rearview camera with a 360-degree view, and foot-motion sensor. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class is absolutely beautiful, functional and unbelievable.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class-interior

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class Engine

Since it is a word about compact crossover you cannot expect engines like the engine in the bigger vehicles. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class uses 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Top speed is limited to 130 mph while the acceleration from 0-60 mph amounts 7.3 seconds. The drive in the standard option is on the front wheels while there’s also optional on all four wheels (4Matic). GLA still uses a seven-speed automatic transmission with a dual clutch. Last but not least, Sports mode of driving is included into the offer. AMG version will get more horsepower, so, faster vehicle and improvement in acceleration.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class Price

The strongest competitors in the segment are Audi Q3, the BMW X1, the Acura RDX and the Lexus NX. Final price will depend on your selection. It comes in range from $33,000 to $55,000.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class-rear

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