Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2017 facelift of the GLA, which is the entry-level model in the company’s SUV line-up. Prices of the 2017 GLA start at Rs. 30.65 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). This marks a price cut of around Rs. 4 lakh, as compared to the pre-facelift model. This price reduction is largely a result of the new GST taxation reforms that have benefitted all premium vehicles and SUVs by putting them in a lower tax slab.
The Mercedes GLA facelift, which was globally unveiled at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show in January, gets a new grille with increased contrast material work, a tweaked bumper with more prominent character lines and larger air dam. Moreover, the bi-xenon headlamps have now been replaced by all LED headlamps with DRLs. The silhouette and side profile is a straight lift of the pre-facelift model, though the 18-inch alloys get a new design, and frankly, a rather good one. Meanwhile, the tail end of the SUV features a new bumper and redesigned LED taillights.
Talking about the interiors, the overall cabin layout is identical to the pre-facelift model. However, the centre console now gets a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard and Navigation as an optional extra. Additionally, the SUV also comes with ambient lighting with 12 colour options.
Safety features on offer include 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, traction control and driver attention assist.
Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift price in India
The Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift is around Rs. 4 lakh cheaper than its predecessor, thanks to the new GST reforms. If you aren’t aware of how these new taxes affect car prices, you must check out in-depth explanation report:
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Thanks to these new prices, BMW has managed to keep the GLA between the Rs. 30.65 lakh and 36.75 lakh price bracket. As a result, it is one of the most value for money products that are currently available in this segment.
|Variant||Ex-showroom, Pan India|
|GLA 200d Style||Rs 30.65 lakh|
|GLA 200 Sport||Rs 32.20 lakh|
|GLA 200d Sport||Rs 33.85 lakh|
|GLA 220d 4MATIC||Rs 36.75 lakh|
Mercedes-Benz GLA India Specifications
|Variant||Engine, Power and Torque|
|GLA 200d Style||2,143 cc, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel, 134 BHP and 300 Nm|
|GLA 200 Sport||1,991 cc, four-cylinder engine, 181 BHP and 300 Nm|
|GLA 200d Sport|
|GLA 220d 4MATIC||2,143 cc, four-cylinder turbocharged diesel, 168 BHP and 350 Nm|
Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift colours
- Jupiter Red
- Cirrus White
- Mountain Grey
- Polar Silver
- Canyon Beige