Soon-to-be-launched new-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA bookings are open online for Indian customers. The car is listed on the Indian website with the ‘Bookings Open’ sign. We can expect Mercedes-Benz India to launch the car sometime in May this year, soon after the removal of lockdown.
The luxury SUV was supposed to hit our roads in October 2020; however, the increased Covid-19 cases in India delayed the launch. The Stuttgart-based luxury carmaker plans to launch 15 cars for 2021, with the new GLA being one amongst them.
On the exterior, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA features sculpted lines on the bonnet and sides, thus giving it a butch-like look. Besides, the top-end trim will also come with the signature diamond-stud pattern grille alongside a chrome plank in the middle and the LED headlamps with LED DRLs.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLA has wider front and rear tracks. Also, its wheelbase has gone up by 30mm. Besides, you can see the LED tail lamps in the rear end, with a sculpted boot lid, spoiler as well as a muscular bumper.
Under the skin, the all-new Mercedes SUV is integrated with the latest cabin having a large single unit display, featuring split function for instrumentation and touch-screen enabled MBUX infotainment system.
Other features on the inside of the Mercedes-Benz GLA include the multifunctional steering wheel, wireless charging, panoramic sunroof, and the brand’s pre-safe safety unit.
The engine details of the 2021 GLA are not yet revealed. However, we can expect it to get both the petrol and diesel options. The SUV might carry the same 1.3-litre petrol and the 2-litre diesel engines from the A-Class Limousine, which was out on sale in India last month.
To talk about price, the new GLA will be the most affordable Mercedes-Benz SUV in the Indian market. It might hold a price tag starting from Rs. 43 lakh (ex-showroom India). The Mercedes-Benz GLA will rival against the likes of the BMW X1, Mini Countryman, and Volvo XC40.