Here are the first official pics of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept. The concept of the Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover will be unveiled at the upcoming Auto China 2013 Show in Shanghai, which starts this Saturday. Probably, the production model will be ready for the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. The German luxury carmaker will prepare a new GLA and it goes on sale worldwide in the first half of 2014.
The A-Class-based Mercedes-Benz GLA is 4.38 meters long, 1.97 meters wide and 1.57 meters tall, which makes its slightly bigger than the hatch in all dimensions.
Inside, the Mercedes-Benz GLA borrows the dashboard and other interior parts from the A-Class adding bespoke trim and materials, and a unique instrument panel. Needless to say, the appearance of the production version will be toned down.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA production model will get the old 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine from the A250 that produces 208hp (211PS). A seven-speed dual-clutch 7G-DCT transmission feeds Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. The production model will be offered with more engine options, including a range-topping 2.0-liter turbo’d four with well over 300-horses for the GLA 45 AMG.