Famous German manufacturer was one of the first that figured out that small luxury crossovers have bright future. This is one of the fast-growing segments nowadays, and 2018 Mercedes GLA will have many great things to offer. This compact luxury crossover originally came in 2014. The company designed it to compete with its arch German rivals from Audi and BMW, but there are many other premium brands that offer these kinds of vehicles. There are models from Lexus, Infiniti, Cadillac etc. So, the company decided to make some modifications and bring some improvements in various aspects. The first thing that you will notice on 2018 Mercedes GLA is new styling, which comes with several tweaks, but there are also many new things inside and in terms of mechanics as well.
2018 Mercedes GLA changes
The 2018 Mercedes GLA comes with several updates. It comes refreshed in many aspects. Despite the fact that base design characteristics remained the same, there are many tweaks, especially in the visual aspect. There are several new details and, just like it usual for mid-cycle updates, most of them are at the front. There are new headlights a new grille, but most notable is new bumper. It comes with new, rugged shape, new fog lights, larger air intakes etc. There are also new wheels, while rear end comes with several slight modifications of roof spoiler, exhaust tips, rear bumper etc. When it comes to the interior, 2018 Mercedes GLA also features some novelties. The overall design is the same, but there are some revisions. For example, instrument cluster comes with some tweaks, dashboard comes with some modifications too, and also features larger 8-screen wheel. Also, there is new upholstery.
2018 Mercedes GLA engines
Speaking of engines, 2018 Mercedes GLA comes with no changes. There are two versions for U.S. market. The base model features 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which is good for about 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with 7-speed automatic transmission. There is also an AMG variant, which features the same engine, which undergone some major modification and has a max power of 375 horses. For the European market, there are also various other engines in the offer, both gasoline, and diesel.
2018 Mercedes GLA release date and price
The 2018 Mercedes GLA will come to market very soon, and we don’t expect changes in price. Base model should go around 34.000 dollars.