Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA range have been announced, with the updated small crossover to kick off in Australia from $43,900 plus on-road costs.
Distinguished by a revised front grille, front and rear bumpers, along with new head- and tail-light clusters, the facelifted GLA also gets several equipment upgrades over the model it replaces.
All versions of the company’s smallest SUV will get full-LED headlights with LED daytime-running lights as standard, while all models bar the entry-level GLA180 also get keyless access and a motion-activated electric tailgate.
Inside, the range gets an upgraded instrument cluster, revised interior trims, and more silver chrome finishes.
Most models also get new alloy wheel designs, ranging from 18-inch rims on the GLA220d to 20-inch units on the flagship AMG GLA45 4Matic.
Standard equipment on the entry-level GLA180 includes 18-inch alloy wheels, Artico faux-leather trim, automatic LED headlights, blind spot assist, keyless start, DAB+ digital radio, and the 8.0-inch Garmin Map Pilot navigation system.
There’s also a rear-view camera, powered tailgate, front and rear parking sensors, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Power in the base model comes from a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine developing 90kW of power and 200Nm of torque, mated as standard to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Fuel use is rated at 5.7L/100km on the combined cycle.
Stepping up to the GLA220d ($51,200) adds different 18-inch alloys, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, a dual exhaust system with chrome tailpipes, and aluminium roof rails.
Under the bonnet is a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel with 130kW and 350Nm, which claims fuel consumption of just 4.5L/100km on the combined cycle.
Sitting atop the core range is the GLA250 4Matic (pictured in grey), which starts at $60,700 plus on-road costs.
Extra kit includes ambient interior lighting, fully-electric front seats with memory function, heated front seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive high beam assist, a panoramic glass sunroof, and adaptive dampers.
The GLA250 is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol with 155kW and 350Nm. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.0L/100km. Unlike the GLA180 and GLA220d, drive is sent to all four wheels.
Finally, the GLA range is topped by the AMG GLA45 performance hero, starting from $89,211 before ORCs (including LCT).
Power comes from an uprated 2.0-litre turbo pumping out a meaty 280kW and 475Nm.
Specification highlights include AMG goodies throughout the exterior and cabin, the Comand Online navigation system, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, 20-inch AMG alloy wheels, the AMG performance exhaust, red brake calipers, and AMG performance seats.
Other features include adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist.
The White Art Edition package is available across all non-AMG versions of the GLA, ranging from $3280 (GLA250 4Matic) to $3780 (GLA180 and GLA220d).
Extra equipment includes sports seats trimmed in Artico faux leather and microfibre cloth with contrasting topstitching, a sports steering wheel with microfibre highlights, white air vent surrounds, 19-inch bi-colour alloy wheels, and special matte striping.
Meanwhile, the AMG GLA45 is available with the Yellow Night Edition package ($3990), which adds the AMG Aerodynamics pack, AMG Performance sports seats in Artico man-made leather and Dinamica microfibre with yellow stitching, an AMG Performance steering wheel in full microfibre trim with yellow stitching, along with yellow trim elements throughout the cabin.
Externally, the option package adds yellow highlights on the front bumper, side sill panels, mirror housings, rear diffuser, 20-inch matte-black AMG alloy wheels and matte dark anthracite metallic striping.
Price increases affect most models bar the entry-level GLA180 and mid-spec GLA250 4Matic – which start at $43,900 and $60,700 before on-roads respectively.
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GLA180 – $43,900
GLA220d – $51,200 (+$800)
GLA250 4Matic – $60,700
AMG GLA45 4Matic – $89,500 (+$5185)
All prices exclude on-road costs
White Art Edition – $3780 (GLA180, GLA220d), $3280 (GLA250 4Matic)
Yellow Night Edition – $3990 (AMG GLA 45)
AMG Line (exterior styling package) – $2490 (GLA180/220d), $1990 (GLA250)
Comand Package (Comand Online, Harman Kardon audio) – $2490
Driving Assistance Package (adaptive cruise, lane-keep assist) – $2490
Seat Comfort Package (electric and heated front seats) – $990
Vision Package (panoramic roof, 360-degree camera) – $2690
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