The new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Our new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Singapore parallel imported (PI) model collection consists of Germany’s latest arrivals, now available in Singapore – VAC-Ready.
Purchase with peace of mind from one of the most established and largest readily-stocked premier Mercedes-Benz dealers in Singapore today – established since 1989, with over 200+ 5-Star reviews on Facebook and Google.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLA Class is finally here, sporting its extra good-looking and functional features. With a higher power engine and more comfort features added, its fresh style and innovative technology give you both safety and adventure.
The brand new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, “Mercedes me connect” online services, Active Brake Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, and Active Lane Keeping Assist are just some of the surrounding advanced technology that lets you feel both connected and protected.
From its LED High-Performance headlamps to a roomier first-class interior, the new GLA model is ready to give you more.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Special Features
Remote Central Locking
The remote central locking of the GLA Class is matched with a crash sensor that has an emergency opening function as well. Innovated by Mercedes-Benz, KEYLESS-GO is also integrated into some AMG Line and Executive Edition variants.
This feature allows you to easily unlock, start and drive your car without taking out the SmartKey from your pocket. For faster and more efficient access, it is also designed to help deter vehicle theft and break-ins.
Folding Rear Seat Backrest
The folding rear seat backrest has become more sensible with its ability to be split 40:20:40, with each section individually folding down.
At this ratio, it carries several backrest angle adjustment positions, allowing you to put more luggage or other things on your rear seat area.
Light and Sight Package
This special feature offers you tons of light options for a variety of purposes. With footwell lighting, cup holder and stowage compartment lighting, and oddment tray lighting, you can easily locate storage areas when travelling at night or passing through a dark place.
Any unnecessary situation, such as spilling your drink or longer time of finding your things, can then be avoided.
Adding up to the ambience inside the car includes the vanity lights, the ‘4 light stones’ overhead control panel, touchpad illumination, signal and ambient light features.
“Hey Mercedes” Voice Activation
With the brand new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system, this new intelligent voice control allows you to access another innovative feature of the GLA Class.
Activating the “Hey Mercedes” keywords will let you control almost every function inside your car such as personalizing your driving modes, responding to phone calls or selecting your preferred music while driving.
Safety and Assistance Systems
The Active Brake Assist goes first in line towards a safer ride. Its forward-collision warning system is matched with its autonomous braking intervention - features that will assist and prevent you from experiencing possible accidents.
The ATTENTION ASSIST feature can also monitor your steering behaviour and will signal you to this possible scenario. If you are already close to falling asleep and take a weaker hold of your steering wheel, for instance, this system will instantly warn you and assist you.
This is supported by the Active Lane Keeping Assist. It will warn you via the steering wheel vibrations if you have involuntarily driven over road markings. This feature steps in smartly in times of danger through one-sided braking and helps you back into your lane.
Child Safety Feature
When it comes to prioritizing the safety of your children while travelling, the GLA Class offers its Automatic Child Seat Recognition Sensor. This pressure sensor is integrated with the ISOFIX and top-tether child seat fixing points found in the two rear outer seats.
The cars have also been designed to have childproof locks that can be manually operated for the rear doors and electrically operated for the rear power windows.
The advanced system of the GLA Class also provides remote central locking and crash sensor along with an emergency opening function.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Interior
Modernistic and Trendsetting Cabin
Instantly offers that spacious yet enveloping mood with its combined novel style, innovative technology, and quality materials.
The interior dash gives you an array of features that improves your travelling options such as the touchpads on the centre console and steering wheel, digital media display and instrument cluster, and intelligent voice control that you can easily adjust to as it learns about you as well.
Luxury and Style
The heated front seats, seat cushion angle adjustment, and seat cushion depth adjustment for improved seating are part of its Seat Comfort package.
These seats were also handsomely designed such as how the GLA Sport boasts its simple yet sporty black ARTICO man-made leather and Fleron fabric upholstery.
The Exclusive Edition, on the other hand, will impress you with its full black leather package, and DINAMICA microfibre with red contrast stitching for the AMG Line.
A smartly designed touchpad on the centre console allows you to operate the inner dash touchscreen. Its location and setup give you that more comfortable way of controlling what’s in front of you especially when driving.
With its multitouch gestures, you can either touch, pinch to zoom, or swipe through the menus giving you that high-technology kind of experience.
Sports Steering Wheel
The multifunction sports steering wheel is wrapped in leather with chrome and features its manually adjustable steering column. The latter feature allows you to adjust the steering column for the preferred height and reach of the driver, thus showcasing both comfort and safety.
In customizing your phone, vehicle, and audio settings, the digital instrument display and touchscreen media display can offer you a world of its features, either in a 7-inch or 10.25-inch size. Integrated here is the new intelligent voice control LINGUATRONIC that lets you control several infotainment functions.
All you need to do is just say, “Hey Mercedes”. Everything you need to know before, during and after the ride is also flashed on the instrument cluster such as the fluid level warning indicator for fuel, status display for rear seat belts, detecting your speed limit, and more.
Automatic Climate Control
The THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control is two-zone, giving the driver and the front seat passenger independent controls for their preferred comfort.
Choosing a manual or automatic control of the airflow distribution and blower speed is also possible for this system. With five adjustable turbine-styled vents in the dash and a set of rear-cabin air vents, more flexibility is available for your preferred style of comfort.
Exterior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Classic and Confident Features
From sporty to classic expressions, the exterior of the GLA Class mirrors a look that will also give you confidence as you ride it. Its beltline strips and weatherstrip were meticulously built in chrome, matched with the black grained claddings and chrome parts.
As for the bodystyling of the AMG Line, a strikingly sporty and classic look is displayed through its simulated underguard in matt chrome. This is also matched with the body-coloured door handles and mirrors and dark-tinted, heat-insulating privacy glass on both rear window and rear side windows.
What completes the classic and confident look of the GLA Class are its LED tail lights in two-piece design, the aluminium roof rails, and the distinctive styles of the power dome in the bonnet.
LED High-Performance headlamps
The LED High Performance headlamps come with an integrated LED daytime running lights. Its dynamic headlamp range and parking lights accompanied by side lights in LED technology are also equipped in the front.
Aluminium Roof Rails
Crafted from refined aluminium, the roof fails offers both style and purpose. With a selection of accessory attachments, the roof rails can keep cargo carriers, bikes and more. Its sleek and modern style already satisfies you even without any active function given to it.
LED Tail Lights
Integrated not only for a better-looking rear but also for convenience, the tail lights are divided into two parts. It was designed this way to have an easier way of loading and unloading your things, also accompanied by the handy EASY-PACK powered tailgate for selected GLA Class models.
Its black grained claddings come with chrome parts and are essential for providing overall protection for the vehicle. Its uncomplicated design allows you to have a smoother airflow shape beneath the car, thus getting less road noise and a more enjoyable ride at any speed rate.
From 18” to 21” light-alloy wheels, the GLA Class sports different designs of wheels all with a high sheen finish. The action-packed appearance of the wheels was fitted for the sleek lines and details of the GLA Class variants.
Its specific shape defines its aerodynamic stability that you feel when you ride the car.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Standard Specifications
Engine, Transmission and Suspension
- Driving modes - DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes: ‘Eco’, ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’, and ‘Individual’
- ECO start/stop function
- KEYLESS-GO starting function
- Rear axle: Multi-Link
- Beltline strips and weather strip in chrome
- Belack grained claddings with chrome parts
- Door mirrors - electrically adjustable and heated with integrated LED indicators
- Exhaust - dual flow exhaust pipes (non functional)
- Lights - LED tail lights in two-piece design
- Power dome in the bonnet
- Roof rails- aluminium
- Air conditioning – THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control, two‑zone, with display
- Centre armrest – front, with stowage
- Cup holder – twin, front
- Folding rear seat backrest – the rear seat backrest can be split 40:20:40, with each section folding down individually
- Instrument cluster – fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil,coolant and washer fluid; outside temperature gauge; service indicator ASSYST; status display for rear seat belts; trip computer in multifunction display showing current fuel consumption
- Light and Sight package – vanity lights, reading lamps, footwell lighting, cup holder and stowage compartment lighting, oddments tray lighting, ‘4 light stones’ overhead control panel, touchpad illumination, signal exit lamp, signal and ambient light and handle recess lights
- Luggage net on driver’s and front passenger backrest
- Net in front passenger footwell
- Seat Comfort package – front passenger seat height adjustment, seat cushion angle adjustment for the driver and front passenger seat as well as seat cushion depth adjustment for improved seating comfort thanks to a 60 mm greater supporting surface for the thighs
- Seats –heated front seats
- Stowage- compartment in centre console; compartment in retractable cover
- Sun visor with illuminated vanity mirror
- Touchpad on centre console
- Windows - electric windows (4)
- Steering column - manually adjustable for height and reach; multifunction sports steering wheel in leather; shift paddles
Paint, Trim and Upholstery
- Paint - non-metalic for Sport and AMG Line, metallic for Exclusive Edition
- Roof lining - black
- Upholstery - black leather package for Exclusive Edition; black ARTICO man-made leather/ DINAMICA microfibre with red contrast stitching for AMG Line
Communication and In-Car Entertainment
- DAB digital radio tuner
- GPS Aerial
- Hard-disk navigation
- “Hey Mercedes” voice activation
- INSTRUMENT & MEDIA DISPLAY - 7-inch and 10.25-inch
- Live Traffic INformation (free for first three years)
- Mercedes me connect (standard services) – including emergency call system (eCall), accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance management
- MBUX multimedia system
- Pre-installation for private car sharing
- Preinstallation for vehicle monitoring
- Pre-installation for vehicle set-up
- Radio aerial integrated into windshields front and rear
- Sound system - Mercedes-Benz sound system, 100W
- USB ports - type c (2), in rear of stowage compartment and one in front of centre console
- Vehicle key with decorative surround in chrome
- Smartphone Integration including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™except for GLA Sport and AMG Line models
- Sound system - Mercedes-Benz sound system (100W) or advanced sound system (225W)
- WIRELESS CHARGING except for Sport and AMG Line models
Safety and Assistance Systems
- Active bonnet - pedestrian safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet by 65mm
- Active Lane Keeping Assist
- Airbags - dual-stage, driver and front passenger; head and side bags, river and front passenger; kneebag for driver; window bags, driver and front passenger;
- Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection - Thatcham category
- ATTENTION ASSIST
- Braking - Active Brake Assist; adaptive brake Assist with HOLD function and Hill Start Assist; anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Brake Assist (BAS); brake-pad wear warning indicator
- Car wash function
- Crash-responsive emergency lighting
- Cruise Control with limiter
- Easy pack tailgate
- Electric parking brake
- Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Acceleration Skid Control (ASR)
- ESP Curve Dynamic Assist
- First-aid kit and warning triangle
- Headlamp Assist - automatic headlamp activation
- Lamp failure indicator
- Locking -childproof locks, manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows; remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
- Load compartment package including socket in load compartment
- Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
- Rear fog lamp
- Seats - automatic child seat recognition sensor (pressure sensor); ISOFIX and top-tether child seat fixing points in rear (two outer seats); seat occupancy sensor, front passenger seat
- Seat belts - reminder, front and rear; three-point, rear (3)
- Speed Limit Assist
- Summer tyres
- Tyres - TIREFIT tyre-sealant kit; tyre pressure monitoring system
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Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Ownership Warranty
Get a 5-Year / 130,000km Warranty – whichever comes first, for all Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Models sold by VINCAR. Insurance is fully underwritten by III with the option to be upgraded to a full 10-year warranty.
In addition, our in-house service center is fully furnished with the latest diagnostic tools to ensure speedy repairs and regular servicing intervals.
Customize your next Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class with VINCAR Bespoke
Get your new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class the way you like it.
Spec your next new car with specific color choices, upholstery, and fittings with our Bespoke services.
You can also request to install lifestyle-enhancing accessories such as premium sound systems, window solar film, in-car cameras, reverse cameras, and more.
Financing for your Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Get competitive and flexible financing rates with our in-house financing team. We are able to provide competitive, affordable monthly instalments for a hassle-free and enjoyable ownership experience.
If you have issues obtaining financing approvals from banks or financial institutions, we are able to help. Learn more about our financing plans and options.
We work with the most established car insurance companies in Singapore such as NTUC, AIG, AXA, etc, and our team can craft a suitable, comprehensive car insurance plan and quotation to ensure your needs are well met.
We welcome you to come to visit us at our showrooms or call us at 6473-1119 (24 Leng Kee) / 6749-1119 (Ubi – Automobile Megamart) to discover more about our wide array of tailored services.
Lease your Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Lease your Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class with us for the ultimate hassle-free ownership experience. A full lease covers your Mercedes-Benz GLA’s annual road tax, insurance, and GST together in an all-inclusive, affordable fixed monthly payment plan. Learn more about our car leasing plans today.
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most common questions and answers when it comes to purchasing a new Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class from us.
What is VAC-Ready?
VAC stands for ‘Vitas Approval Code‘. It is a document that is issued by the Land Transport Authority that certifies that a car has passed all regulatory tests, inspections and is ready for registration to be used on Singapore’s roads. In the Parallel Importer industry, this code gives a peace of mind to buyers as it ensures that the exact vehicle that buyers are purchasing has already undergone testing for approval.
This also means that the vehicle is physically available and ready in Singapore for delivery. All that’s left is to register the COE and it can be immediately used on the roads.
When you purchase from any parallel importer in Singapore, it’s important you check that they have VAC-Ready stock so it cuts down on any waiting time or uncertainty.
Some parallel importers in the past unfortunately have been unable to deliver vehicles, or in worst-case scenarios shut down and walked away with customer deposits.
We register and deliver well over a hundred new vehicles every month, and have had a 100% delivery rate for the past 30 years since 1989.
What does ‘Parallel Import’ Mean?
Parallel imported cars are vehicles shipped straight from their brand’s origin country and then sold in other countries. Parallel Importers, also known as PIs are alternate retailers and dealers of various brands of vehicles. Often Parallel Importers carry a wide selection of brands and models.
In terms of operations, there’s little difference between a parallel importer and authorised distributor. Both entities import cars from the same countries or from where the manufacturer is located.
Vehicles from authorised distributors tend to cost more as they carry a higher overhead compared to parallel importers – these overheads include fancy showrooms, a much larger payroll, advertising and media costs, and more.
The cars themselves typically don’t differ in terms of specifications and options. Here at VINCAR, we offer vehicles directly from their origin countries at competitive prices while passing on significant savings to customers. We are also able to provide and tailor flexible financing plans, services, and value-added options to owners while making sure we are able to provide competent technical support for our customer’s cars.
Unlike Authorised Dealers, we are a lot more flexible in our approach when it comes to the type and brand of vehicle you wish to own under one brand experience.
Over 30% of new car purchases at VINCAR every year are existing customers looking to upgrade or replace their vehicles, and we are happy to provide a hassle-free seamless experience each and every time.
What Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Models do you carry?
Models not listed here may not be readily available and will require some time to be brought into the country(30-45 days). If you are keen on a vehicle that’s not listed here, just ask us – and we’ll do our best glad to make it happen.
Can you bring in a car if it’s not listed in your Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Collection?
Just ask us and we’ll do our best to see if you can import in the vehicle of your preference.
We import hundreds of vehicles on a monthly basis and are familiar with all customs regulations, documentation, approvals, logistics, restrictions, and registration procedures.
When can I expect to receive my car when I order it?
The fastest we have ever registered and delivered a new vehicle is within 7 working days. This is assuming all LTA inspections, financing and insurance approvals can be processed without any delays.
The typical delivery period for most new car deliveries is within 10-14 days. If your preferred vehicle is not in Singapore yet, it may take between 30-45 days for it to arrive. Contact us, or your appointed relationship manager for more details prior to booking your next vehicle.
I need a vehicle urgently from overseas, can you speed up the process?
Sure, we provide priority air-freight shipment for some vehicles regularly for some of our clientele. This service will incur additional fees. Contact your relationship manager for more details regarding delivery estimates.
Can you import a used Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class from overseas for me?
Yes we can. We can import in a used Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class as long it is up to a maximum of 3 years old.
There are some regulations with regards to importing used vehicles – primarily taking note that there are shipping and customs costs – including a S$10,000 surcharge (by customs).
For passenger and vintage cars, there is also a 20% excise duty which is levied on the cost of the vehicle. You may also need to pay for compliance fees to ensure the vehicle passes LTA’s regulations. These may include tinted windows, unapproved strobes, fittings etc.
I saw a car listed for sale on an overseas website in Japan / United Kingdom / Hong Kong etc. Can you help me import it in?
Yes, we can assist you with the purchase and import of the vehicle. We can confidently manage all customs documentation, processing, and logistic matters with regard to the vehicle being brought into Singapore. Please note a service fee will apply on top of the vehicle costs. Other fees may apply.
Contact us for a quotation with regard to this service.
Can I pre-order a GLA-Class which is not released yet?
Yes we can. We can place your order on our priority list and purchase the first vehicle available (to your specifications) the moment it is made available.
Can I utilize a Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class for private hire purposes (Grab Car Rental or Gojek)?
No, we do not have Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class models for Grab Car Rentals. We recommend that you visit our Grab Car Rental Page for more information and details about the type and model of vehicle you are able to utilize for Grab Car Rental usage.
Can I rent a Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class for short-term purposes (from 1 day to 7 days etc)?
Unfortunately at this time, we do not provide short-term rental services.
Can I lease a Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class under my name (or company)?
Yes, we can. You can lease your next Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class with use under your personal name or Corporate/company entity. Our Car Leasing programs are for at a minimum of a 12-month period. Most car leases taken up by our clientele are between 12-36 months.
For Car Leasing requirements, please read more on our Car Leasing page.
What should I do if there is a problem (technical issue / global recall issue) with my car within the warranty period?
Just bring your Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class back to us and we will be able to repair or service it at our dedicated in-house servicing center.
We also keep parts, components, and accessories – together with an experienced team of specialized mechanics, technicians and operation managers to deal with any major safety recalls or service campaigns from Mercedes-Benz.
What should I do if my car breaks down or has an accident on the road?
Stay calm and don’t panic. You can call the support number which is available on the VINCAR decal located on the left side of your windshield. Our support team will be on standby 24/7 to provide you with the necessary roadside assistance and towing support.
Do you sell used/pre-owned Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class models?
Yes we do. Check out our pre-owned section for a collection of pre-owned used cars.
Can I trade in my Mercedes-Benz to VINCAR?
Sure you can. We can provide a competitive trade-in value for your car. Just contact us and provide the necessary details.
Our team will be able to provide you with more details and information within a day.
What accessories will come with my Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class?
Upholstery, fittings, and accessories can differ from model to model. We advise that you ask your relationship manager with regard to the available options and accessories that come with your purchase. All items will be indicated clearly in your sales agreement.
Can you provide 100% loan for your Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class models?
No. The maximum loan amount as per financing regulations set by the Monetary Authority of Singapore is 70% if the vehicle’s open market value is less than S$20,000 or 60% if the vehicle’s open market value is more than $20,000.
For more details, you can read this article “Rules for Motor Vehicle Loans“.
Can you provide 10-Year financing loan tenure for your Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class models?
No. The maximum loan tenure is 7 years for private passenger vehicles, and up to 10 years for private hire vehicles
Other dealers and parallel importers are offering Zero-Money Down, 10-Year financing, and servicing for their cars. Why can’t you?
As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true – it usually is. Some dealerships, especially newer and smaller parallel importers often dangle enticing deals, discounts and offers on social media to entice buyers to contact them.
Often such schemes lead to disappointment as the dealer may require a high down-payment amount or require the user to ‘top-up’ for COE, or quote a COE amount which is not realistically biddable.
Here’s an example. A dealer advertises a car price which is $15,000 below normal market rates. After contacting the dealer – he/she will say that the expected COE price is expected to be at X amount (which is lower than the average), and at this point, you will be pressured to leave a deposit with the dealer to secure your booking at this ‘special’ price.
When the upcoming COE exercise is completed and COE prices are nowhere near the promised rate, the dealer will ask you to top up more to register your car, else you would forfeit your booking deposit. We have seen many such examples over the years by many unscrupulous individuals and companies.
Any advertisements you see on Social Media from other dealers promising 10-Year Financing and Zero money down are also a direct violation of the Monetary Authority Of Singapore (MAS)’s regulations on “Rules for Motor Vehicle Loans“.
I see similarly named car dealerships/parallel importers in Singapore, are they related to you?
VINCAR Pte Ltd operates under one single brand name, with only one other subsidiary (VINCAR Rental and Leasing Pte Ltd).
We are aware of other parallel importers who often set up Facebook Pages and advertisements with similar-sounding names and derivatives to capitalize on our brand name.
This practice unfortunately leads to confusion for new car buyers who get tricked into a bait-and-switch situation.
If you have previously contacted such entities, a quick way to check is to ask if ‘XXX’ company is actually named ‘XXX’. If the salesman on the line refuses to answer, dodges the question or asks you to just visit the showroom address – without providing the company’s name, do be wary.
If the showroom you have visited, does not match the original brand name which was introduced to you, take it as a big red flag. If these companies are willing to mislead you just to visit them with a different name, they are likely not going to be trustworthy with other affairs.
Can I test-drive a car before I commit?
For certain models and subject to vehicle availability, we may allow test drives. Please check with your relationship manager or contact us first.
What kind of warranty do I get?
All new vehicles sold by VINCAR by default comes with a 5-year or 130,000km mileage warranty – whichever comes first.Your vehicle’s warranty can be extended to 10 years, fully underwritten by III.
Please check with the sales agreement to see all terms and conditions with regards to warranty and servicing details. All vehicles are serviced in-house at our dedicated car servicing center located at 24 Leng Kee Road.
Does the warranty cover maintenance?
Typically, vehicle warranties do not cover maintenance fees as they are considered as two separate items. However, during our promotional periods, we may include complimentary service packages.
Check with our sales department for more information regarding active promotions or packages.
Can I purchase an extended warranty from VINCAR?
Yes, subject to terms and conditions. Do check in with our sales team to see what active extended warranty packages we have at the moment that we can assist you with.
Can you deliver the vehicle directly to my home or office address after purchase?
Yes we can. Contact your sales representative for more details.
Where are your showrooms located?
We have showrooms in 3 locations across Singapore. Two of them are in the Leng Kee Location, 1 in the East (Ubi).
Our Flagship showroom is located at 24 Leng Kee Road, 159096.
Our Pre-Owned showroom is at 237 Alexandra Rd, The Alexcier, Singapore 159929.
Our Ubi showroom is at 61 Ubi Avenue 2 #02-16/17 Automobile Megamart Singapore 408898.
You can see more details at this link https://www.vincar.com.sg/locations.
Where is your servicing and repair center?
Our car servicing, maintenance and repair center is located at 24 Leng Kee Road.
I’m not happy with my experience at VINCAR, who can I speak to?
We apologize in advance if we have not met up to your expectations. At VINCAR, we consistently strive to provide the best buying experience with regular staff training and reviews.
Do contact us and our management team will review your feedback with utmost urgency.
Who owns or manages VINCAR?
Read more about the history, brand values, and mission of VINCAR at our About Us page.