SPY: FEP shots of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class (X 156)
The GLA will play on the winning card of the A-Class: a bold hatchback body with now increased space for passengers and luggage, an attractive safety and telematics equipment and a range of frugal engines. The ground clearance has risen by a few centimeters compared to the standard models of the new compact car lineup of Mercedes-Benz.
Moreso, the styling details of the body are evolved from the A-Class and CLA-Class into a more dynamic and muscular manner that suggests the link this car has with G-Class. The roughly cut headlights, the higher shoulders and the pronounced wheel arches certainly deliver a spectacular image when the GLA is seen on roads.
Inside, there is nothing to worry about: the same dashboard from the W 176 and C 117 with only slight differences and the expected premium quality and functionality. Certainly, Mercedes-Benz has prepared new tones and colours for the upholstery, whether it is cloth or leather, just like in the case of the A-Class and CLA-Class.
The sporty look of the GLA will be further enhanced thanks to the new, high-end wheel designs which you can also see in these latest photos. On the entry-level models, the front traction will be standard, whereas the range-topping versions (GLA 250, GLA 220 CDI) will boast the specially engineered 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system with a front-biased torque ratio of 67:33. The GLA 45 AMG performance crossover cranking out 360 hp will further complete lineup beginning with the summer of 2014.
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