New Mercedes-Benz GLA launched in India, introductory costs begin at Rs 42.10 lakh- Expertise Information, Alenz

New Mercedes-Benz GLA launched in India, introductory costs begin at Rs 42.10 lakh- Expertise Information, Alenz

After a reasonably lengthy look forward to its arrival, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA has lastly been launched in India, with introductory costs for Mercedes’ smallest SUV beginning at Rs 42.10 lakh. The entry level to Mercedes’ SUV line-up, the first-generation GLA was launched in India in 2014, and was on sale in our market until early final 12 months, when it was lastly phased out. Now, the second-generation mannequin is right here, and is on the market in a complete of three variants – GLA 200 (Rs 42.10 lakh), GLA 220 d (Rs 43.70 lakh) and GLA 220d 4Matic (Rs 46.70 lakh). These are introductory costs legitimate until 30 June, and can rise by as a lot as Rs 1.5 lakh from 1 July.

The new Mercedes-Benz GLA has a more upright and SUV-like appearance than its predecessor. Image: Mercedes-Benz

The brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA has a extra upright and SUV-like look than its predecessor. Picture: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz India has additionally taken this chance to launch the new-generation AMG GLA 35 efficiency SUV, which is priced at Rs 57.30 lakh (all costs, ex-showroom). The AMG GLA 35 is the third AMG mannequin to be produced at Mercedes’ plant in Chakan, close to Pune, and prices a contact over Rs 1 lakh greater than the AMG A 35 sedan, which it shares its powertrain with. It packs the identical 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine producing 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque, an eight-speed dual-clutch computerized gearbox, can do 0-100 kph in 5.1 seconds and prime out at 250 kph.

Based mostly on the identical MFA 2 platform because the A-Class Limousine launched earlier this 12 months, the second-generation GLA is barely shorter in size than its predecessor, however adopts a far bolder design language, with a extra upright and SUV-like stance, as a substitute of the first-gen mannequin’s low-slung crossover look. An extended wheelbase and elevated width promise to liberate extra inside area for the brand new GLA. Wheel sizes vary from 18- to 19-inches, and all-LED lighting comes commonplace.

On the within, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA options the new-gen MBUX infotainment system, and two 10.25-inch screens – one which serves because the full-digital devices show, and one other is the touchscreen for the infotainment. Additionally a part of the package deal are dual-zone local weather management, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, powered entrance seats with reminiscence operate, wi-fi smartphone charging, powered tailgate, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, NFC compatibility, onboard navigation and related automotive tech (Mercedes me join).

The new GLA gets a twin-screen setup on the inside, with both displays measuring 10.25 inches. Image: Mercedes-Benz

The brand new GLA will get a twin-screen setup on the within, with each shows measuring 10.25 inches. Picture: Mercedes-Benz

By way of powertrains, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with two principal decisions – a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine making 163 hp and 250 Nm of torque within the GLA 200, and a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel producing 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque within the GLA 220 d.

A seven-speed dual-clutch computerized is what the GLA 200 will get, whereas the GLA 220 d will get an eight-speed dual-clutch computerized. 0-100 kph takes a claimed 8.7 seconds within the GLA 200 and seven.4 seconds within the GLA 220 d. The diesel GLA can be out there with the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, and that’s the variant that will get black sports activities seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel and 19-inch alloys; it might probably do 0-100 kph in 7.3 seconds. All three variations have a prime pace of over 200 kph.

The GLA 35 is the third Mercedes-AMG model to be locally produced in India. Image: Mercedes-Benz

The GLA 35 is the third Mercedes-AMG mannequin to be domestically produced in India. Picture: Mercedes-Benz

There are a complete of 4 driving modes on provide with the brand new GLA – Sport, Eco, Dynamic and Particular person. The GLA 220 d 4Matic will get a further ‘Off-road’ mode, which alters energy supply and ABS controls to make gentle off-roading simpler.

By way of security package, the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with the corporate’s Pre-Secure system, a tyre stress monitor, cruise management, autonomous braking (Lively Brake Help), an Lively Bonnet characteristic to guard pedestrians in case of an accident, and along with a slew of airbags, additionally packs in a knee bag for the motive force.

The 2021 GLA is one in every of a number of key fashions Mercedes-Benz has lined up for India this 12 months. Additionally anticipated to hitch the line-up quickly are the all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class, in addition to the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQS.

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