Facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLA

New facelift versions of the Mercedes-Benz GLA will shortly arrive on the market here, priced lower than its predecessor despite having had a number of bodywork, style and equipment changes augmented locally by the inclusion of an enhanced level of standard specifications valued in excess of €6,000.

Items now featuring as standard on models being sold here include heated front seats, Garmin satellite navigation preparation, Thermotronic air conditioning, Dynamic Select comfort settings, remote online connectivity, LED lights and high beam assist function.

In response to what Mercedes-Benz themselves call their ‘biggest and most competitive product offensive,’ the latest version GLA will launch at €34,759 (for the bestselling GLA180d model) — a figure lower than the model it replaces thanks to the ‘progressive price position’ being followed here by Mercedes-Benz since late last year.

Described as the entry-level SUV within what the luxury carmaker calls its ‘new generation compact class,’ the GLA was first introduced just four years ago and is one of a range of ‘younger-size’ models introduced by Mercedes-Benz in recent times.

Alongside other model introductions, the GLA has proven to be one of Mercedes-Benz’s most popular new generation compacts – models that, collectively, have sold over two million versions worldwide since breaking on to the market in 2011.

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