Mercedes-Benz will continue the rollout of compact cars based on its MFA II platform with the December 11 reveal of its new GLA.
At the launch of the new A-Class, the three-pointed star promised at least eight variants based on the same chassis. So far, we've seen seven: the A-Class hatch, sedan and LWB sedan, the CLA coupe and Shooting Brake, and the B-Class and GLB.
That will make the GLA the eighth model on the MFA II platform, essentially completing the set.
Based on our prototype drive, the new GLA will have a more upright profile than before as Mercedes looks to turn it from a hatchback on stilts into a proper SUV.
It's almost 20mm shorter than the first-generation car, but has a longer wheelbase for improved interior space.
The cabin will mimic that of the A-Class hatchback, which means dual-screen MBUX infotainment and a flashy ambient lighting system.
The standard engines for the new GLA mirror those of the other recent new Mercedes-Benz compact models.
They include a 1.3-litre and two 2.0-litre turbo petrol units with 120kW, 140kW and 165kW respectively as well as a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel with 85kW and a pair of 2.0-litre turbo-diesels with 110kW and 140kW.
Stay tuned for more on the GLA in the lead-up to its launch.