2019 Mercedes GLA is coming in two years and will be much sportier and roomier than the current generation. FIRST DETAILS.
Introduced in March 2014, the GLA already gets a successor. In the new edition, everything changes. The airy proportions create (despite the upright riding position) measurably more space for heads and legs, not to mention the more superior clarity throughout. Because of the introduction of a GLA Coupé, the basic model will receive a straighter roofline and a steeper rear.
This model is based on the second generation of the MRA front-wheel drive architecture that grows with various changes. They include two different complex rear suspensions, adjustable damper control, a more efficient nine-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a new touch screen user interface.
The power spectrum remains broadly the same. While the entry-level diesel with 122 hp will cater to frugality, the uprated AMG power plant in the GLA 45 AMG will offer 408 hp.
Also firmly planned is a plug-in hybrid block rated at 80 kW / 109 hp. Even more economical will be the new four-cylinder gasoline engine (Series M 264) which benefits from the mild hybrid combination of an integrated starter generator (ISG) and small electric engine.
In addition, the next GLA may hope for another career: it comes as an all-electric version in 2020. The batteries disappear under the floor and thanks to a range of around 400 kilometers Mercedes wants to rival the Tesla Model III.