2020 Mercedes Benz GLA

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA

The second generation of the company’s entry-level crossover is in the final stage of development and should hit the market this year, as the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA. These are the latest reports about the popular subcompact crossover. The original model was launched in 2014 and it won’t be characterized by too long production cycle. However, changes will be numerous. Count on a new platform, new styling, interior design and much more. Of course, the latest tech features and plenty of luxury will be on focus. Latest reports suggest that the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA will hit the market in the second half of the year.

Pros:

  • Completely redesigned
  • Upscale interior
  • Wide palette of engines

Cons:

  • Too early for complaints

Scorecard:

Styling:4
Features:4
Performance:4
Comfort & Quality:4
Safety:4
Critics Rating:4
Total:4

Exterior

2020 Mercedes Benz GLA side

The next generation of the subcompact crossover is about to bring lots of changes. Of course, the most notable will be those in terms of the styling. The new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA will be fitted to the company’s newest design language. Expect to see something quite similar to the new A-Class. Of course, this one will come with all those upgrades, typical for crossover. Also, count on a little bit bigger dimensions, which will provide more space on the inside. Besides completely new aesthetics, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA will also feature a completely new platform, called MFA2. It brings better performances and a more comfortable ride. Simply said, it guarantees more efficiency and better overall driving experience. The biggest competitors are Infiniti QX30, BMW X1.

GLA Interior

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On the inside, we expect 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA to mimic the new A-Class. The small hatchback has been redesigned recently and comes with lots of novelties. The new crossover will most likely feature the same dashboard layout. Of course, large coupled screens are the biggest highlights of the cabin. There is a large touchscreen at the center stack, as well as a huge digital instrument cluster. Everything is somehow oriented to the driver, while the passenger’s area is rather simple and minimalistic.

Engines

We count on a wide engine offer in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA. Most likely, base models will be equipped with an efficient 1.4-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 160 horsepower. A bigger 2.0-liter unit with around 221 hp will be in the offer as well. In Europe and few more markets, a familiar 1.5-liter diesel will be in the offer as well. Finally, the company promises two hi-performance versions with “AMG” badge in the offer as well, with a max output of 300 and more than 400 horsepower. Depending on the engine choice, transmission is either 7-speed automatic or 6-speed manual.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Release Date and Price

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA should arrive in the second half of the year. Base models should go around $34,000.

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