After showing you the first-ever pictures of the new generation Mercedes-Benz GLA last week, we can now also confirm the compact crossover will be revealed to the public for the first time at the Frankfurt motor show, this September.
The current generation Mercedes-Benz GLA was first presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2013. The smallest SUV in the German manufacturer’s range received a series of improvements in 2017 (photo), and now it’s time for Mercedes-Benz to bring a new generation to the market.
According to inside sources, the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. As expected, the new GLA will be produced on the MFA architecture, the same platform currently used by the rest of the Mercedes-Benz compact models portfolio.
From an aesthetic point of view, the GLA remains true to the recipe of its predecessor and that means that this second generation GLA is in fact a hatchback that sits higher than the A-Class and is peppered with SUV-like details. According to the first spy pics we published last week, the new generation GLA will take over the design elements we’ve already seen on the latest A-Class, but also a series of lines introduced for the first time on the GLC facelift. The interior will be modern and will be available with a digital instrument cluster and a touch screen with a diagonal of up to 10.25 inches.
The engines will also be taken from the compact range of models. Diesel fans will have versions of 1.5 and 2.0 liters, while customers who prefer petrol engines will be able to drive the 1.3-liter or 2.0-liter turbo engines. We expect another Mercedes-AMG 45 version to be released, a variant that for the first time in GLA history will be joined by a less extreme 35 AMG version.