1 Apr 2014
Mercedes-Benz added another compact offering to its stable in 2014, the GLA crossover that shared much of its underpinnings with the A-Class hatch and CLA four-door coupe.
The jacked-up crossover went head to head with Audi’s Q3 and the BMQ X1 and was Benz’s entry level SUV.
Petrol and diesel engines were available, but the range was topped by the ballistic 265kW/450Nm GLA45 AMG that raced from zero to 100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.
It was also offered with all-wheel drive.