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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Ten cars that flew off dealer lots in October

It was a bit of a flat sales month in October according the latest VFACTS data, a comprehensive CarAdvice dissection of which you can read here. But there were a number of models that had massive sales success compared to October 2015, be it a result of discounting, marketing, updates/new-generation launches or a combination of each...

2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for transmission fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 14 vehicles from its A-Class, CLA and GLA lines over concerns a fracture in the transmission could result in a loss of drive. The German brand reports that a welded seam in the dual-clutch transmission’s assembly may fracture over time. If the fault occurs, a loss of drive poses an accident hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users...

Small SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream small SUVs Citroen C4 Cactus – Q1 Suzuki Vitara Turbo – April MG CS/GS/GTS SUV – second half Luxury small SUVs Mercedes-Benz GLA45 update – Q1 Infiniti QX30 – Q3 Volvo V40 Cross Country update – Q3  ...

Mercedes-Benz GLA180 marks new entry point to SUV range

Mercedes-Benz has aded a fourth variant to their compact SUV lineup, the entry-level Mercedes-Benz GLA180. Priced from $42,900 (plus options and on-road costs), the GLA180 undercuts the previous entry model, the GLA200d by $6000 and matches the entry price of the higher-selling Audi Q3. Featuring the same 90kW/200Nm 1...

Mercedes-Benz says SUV boom will never end

Will the global SUV boom end? Not a chance, says Mercedes-Benz, which this week launched its newest high-riding model — the GLC — and is mooting several more additions in future years. It’s no secret that, around the world, the crossover SUV is fast becoming the new default vehicle — in Australia, for instance, 34...

2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 and GLA45 get big power boost, new tech - UPDATE

Mercedes-AMG’s CLA 45 sedan and Shooting Brake wagon, and the GLA 45 compact SUV, have picked up significant upgrades for the 2016 model year, joining their A 45 stablemate in dialling up the fun. Just two weeks ago, the in-house tuning arm of Mercedes-Benz revealed a handy power boost for its A 45 hatch, retaking its crown from the new Audi RS 3...

Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG price and specifications

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG launches in Australia this week and, like its fellow compact AMG-tuned siblings the A45 and CLA45, red-hot demand is already outstripping supply.  With cars just now rolling into showrooms, Mercedes-Benz already holds about 300 firm orders on the car...

Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class here April from $47,900

The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class will arrive in Australia in April, priced from $47,900. Only the entry-level front-wheel-drive diesel GLA200 CDI will be available then, however, with the $57,900 petrol all-wheel-drive GLA250 4MATIC (pictured) following in April, and the $79,900 GLA45 AMG delayed until September...

Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG : 265kW, 4.8sec 0-100km/h crossover revealed

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG has been revealed, combining a sub-5sec 0-100km/h with fuel consumption of below 7.5 litres per 100km. Set to make its world premiere at next week's Detroit auto show, the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG expands the German car maker’s Affalterbach-based tuning division's SUV line-up to five models, alongside the ML63 AMG, GL63 AMG, G63 AMG and G65 AMG...

Mercedes-Benz GLA: official pictures and details

These are the first official images of the Mercedes-Benz GLA production model, revealed ahead of the new compact SUV's debut at September's Frankfurt motor show. The showroom version of the company's cheapest SUV is inevitably toned down from the Mercedes-Benz GLA concept unveiled in April (see bottom of story), looking like a jacked-up variant of the A-Class hatchback with which it shares its platform architecture...