The latest GLA200 comes back with Mercedes-Benz’s latest Modular Front Architecture.
As a result, this second-generation subcompact luxury crossover gains a more distinct style and perfectly represents the SUV segment of the three-pointed star.
Powered by an inline-4, 16-valves, turbocharged engine mated with 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission, giving a power output of 163 HP and 250 Nm of torque.
Features such as 40:20:40 split for the rear seats and panoramic sunglass roof highlight the cabin’s roomy space.
This GLA-Class model displays similar exterior features from its predecessors but is larger in dimensions.
Experiencing its new interior design and technological innovations also prove that this luxurious crossover is fit for everyday usability.
Special Features of the Mercedes-Benz GLA200
Adaptive Highbeam Assist
Enhancing safety and driving experience, this headlamp assist is designed to adapt to any sudden change of light automatically.
An optical sensor is attached behind the windshield near the overhead panel, recognizing the vehicle light coming from the opposite direction.
This sensor signals the adjustment needed from modules – from high beam to low beam or vice versa.
The Highbeam Assist works in various settings depending on the light conditions and distance to other vehicles.
Panoramic Glass Sunroof
A feature exclusive for the Premium Plus package, this panoramic sunroof allows extra light and air to enter the cabin with its massive yet functional glass sunroof.
Besides sliding over, it also includes a tilt position that can be optioned in three stages. The position depends on the vehicle’s speed and can automatically close upon the detection of rain with its rain-sensor system.
Front Memory Seats
These front memory seats come with lumbar support and can electrically be adjusted.
Including various seat adjustment functions and comfort seat modes such as front passenger seat height adjustment, seat cushion angle adjustment for the driver and front passenger seat, and seat backrest inclination.
The lumbar support also comes with four different settings that you can choose from: higher, lower, weaker, or stronger.
Traffic Sign Assist
With a camera deployed just behind the front windscreen, the system can easily identify traffic signs along the road such as speed limits, “no entry,” and “no overtaking” that are already stored in the system and are checked within split seconds.
It can also refer to the data provided by the navigation system. The driver can access this data through the instrument cluster or the map view of the media display.
A high-tech feature that helps drivers to obey traffic rules and reduces accident risks.
More improved and sleeker, the new GLA brings a unique appearance on its front end along with a single louvre and the iconic central star.
Integrated with a radiator grille that has a single lamella with chrome dotted diamond grille and inlay.
Adding into that already-distinct front end is the silver/chrome on the lower centre of the front bumper that makes a statement every time you see it.
Active Brake Assist
This innovative system sets as driver assistance by detecting a collision risk, giving a visual warning and auditory warning if the distance to the vehicle upfront is too small.
The system can also autonomously reduce the car speed if there is a failure to react on the notice.
Interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA200
MBUX Multimedia System
Controlled via voice and touch input, this MBUX technology allows full convenience on a life on-the-go.
Simply activated by the keyword “Hey Mercedes”, a handful of infotainment functions can be moderated, such as phone calls, destination input, and music selection.
Through the artificial intelligence that comes with it, the MBUX can learn and adapt over time, enabling personal settings and settings to be saved and recognized.
Touchpad on Centre console
A part of the brand-new MBUX infotainment system that delivers an all-functional and multi-gesture setup.
Giving commands and operating the MBUX is easier with this feature, such as entering destinations into the sat-nav or controlling the temperature.
The touchpad is at the top of its technology as it can recognize the scruffiest handwriting and understand phrases to carry out simple instructions.
Multifunction Sports Steering Wheel
This sports steering wheel brings style and extra convenience to the driver. It comes in a neat Nappa leather with galvanized gearshift paddles, together with buttons designated for different command functions.
Without taking your hands off the wheels, you can easily and quickly control practically all cockpit features such as audio, Bluetooth, cruise control, and more.
180° View Reversing Camera
The Parking Assist system automatically activates upon reverse gear engagement. It also comes with a 180° view reversing camera showing in the media display the area behind the vehicle and an arrowed dynamic guideline.
Developing a much easier and safer reverse parking and manoeuvering, especially in tight spaces.
THERMOTRONIC Climate Control
While the THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control maintains a cozy atmosphere inside the cabin at all times, the front seats are individually provided with a heating option when colder days are experienced.
Each passenger has the luxury of choosing between three heating levels with just a push of a button on the centre console.
With two USB ports incorporated inside the centre armrest, passengers can both have the luxury of charging, accessing media from the device, and connecting with CarPlay, where Navigation can access your Apple maps.
Both the USB ports can recognize other USB drives, while only the USB port marked with a battery charging symbol can charge.
Exterior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA200
The new GLA200 is marked with aerodynamic lower bodywork, a deep front apron with large intakes, and other upgraded features.
This brings features like the darkened privacy glass, metal pedals, and a three-spoke sports steering wheel.
Some other AMG kits included are chrome dotted diamond radiator grille and inlay, athletic 19-inch AMG alloy wheels with an incorporated front brake caliper with Mercedes-Benz logo, and AMG-specific dual-flow exhaust pipes in chrome.
AMG Alloy Wheels
Practically stylish and highly rigid, the 19-in AMG alloy wheels tapered 5-twin spoke light-alloy gives that sporty aura to the car.
Painted in tantalite grey and having a high-sheen finish indicates sophistication with lasting quality. The low-profile all-season Extended Mobility tires fitted complete the versatility of this car.
Rear LED Lights
The taillights are LED lights and come in a two-piece design as its reflectors are positioned separately in the bumper.
Designed to make the rear look stylish and sporty, this GLA200 also brings practicality with an easier loading method.
Now muscled up with roof rails, the GLA200 offers additional load space as needed.
With this aluminum roof rail, extra baggage and heavy objects for your adventure such as bike, ski, and snowboard or a cargo container can securely be carried wherever.
Alerts the driver when signs of inattentiveness and fatigue are recognized. It is also partnered with a sensitive steering sensor, which does all the monitoring in the way the driver is controlling the car.
In action, the Attention Assist feature lights up a signal logo to encourage the driver to take a break, and if there are no changes in the driving style, the signal will be repeated after 15 minutes at the earliest.
Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Specifications
- THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control, two‐zone, with display
- Centre armrest – front, with stowage
- Folding rear seat backrest – 40:20:40 split
- Luggage net on driver’s and front passenger backrest
- Net in front passenger footwell
- Brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
- Seat Comfort package – front passenger seat height adjustment, seat cushion angle adjustment for the driver, and front passenger seat
- Heated front seats
- Touchpad on centre console
- Multifunction sports steering wheel in Nappa leather with galvanised gearshift paddles
- Trim – carbon structure
- Upholstery – black ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre
- DAB digital radio tuner
- “Hey Mercedes” voice activation
- MBUX multimedia system
- USB ports – type C (2), in rear of stowage compartment and one in front of centre console
- 19” AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted in tantalite grey with a high-sheen finish
- Beltline strips & weather strip in chrome
- AMG bodystyling
- Front brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz logo
- AMG-specific dual-flow exhaust pipes in chrome
- LED taillights in a two-piece design
- Radiator grille – single lamella with chrome dotted diamond grille and inlay
- Roof rails – aluminium
- Active bonnet
- Active Lane Keeping Assist
- Dual-stage, driver & front passenger
- Head and side bags, driver & front passenger
- Kneebag for driver
- Window bags, driver and front passenger
- ATTENTION ASSIST
- Braking – Active Brake Assist
- Braking – Adaptive Brake Assist with HOLD function and Hill Start Assist
- Braking – anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Brake Assist (BAS)
- 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
- Headlamp Assist – automatic headlamp activation
- Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
- DYNAMIC SELECT
- ECO start/stop function
- KEYLESS-GO starting function
Additional Options (Included)
Premium Plus Package
- Premium package
- MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist
- Panoramic glass sunroof
- Electrically-adjustable front memory seats with lumbar support
- Traffic Sign Assist
- Executive package
- KEYLESS-ENTRY (lock/unlock)
- Pre-installation for trailer coupling
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
- Ambient lighting in 64 colours
- Front door sills – illuminated, with ‘Mercedes-Benz’ lettering
- Mercedes-Benz advanced sound system, 225 W
- Parking package – reversing camera with parking guidelines, 180° view; Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC front and rear parking sensors
- Mirror package – electrically-folding mirrors and automatically dimming driver’s side mirror and rear view mirror
- 10.25-inch touchscreen media display
- Smartphone integration including Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM
- Wireless charging
Technical Data of the Mercedes-Benz GLA200
|Engine||Inline 4, 16 Valves, turbocharged|
|Engine capacity||1,332 cc|
|Max Output||163 hp (120 kW) / 5,500 rpm|
|Max Torque||250 Nm / 1,620 – 4,000 rpm|
|Acceleration||8.7 s (0 – 100 km/h)|
|Top Speed||239 km/h|
|Transmission||7G-DCT 7-speed automatic|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||4,410 mm x 2,020 mm x 1,611 mm|
|Fuel Consumption||6.6 L / 100km|
VARIANTS OF THE MERCEDES-BENZ GLA200
Mercedes-Benz GLA200 Reviews
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History of Mercedes-Benz GLA200
The GLA-Class is a subcompact luxury crossover that has been manufactured and marketed over two generations. Following the Mercedes SUV nomenclature, GL represents Geländewagen, which means off-road vehicles in German, while A is a designation of its overall position in the Mercedes range, the smallest or A-Class. Model cars are assembled and produced in a plant factory in Beijing, China.
The first-generation GLA debuted in 2013 with the GLA 200, an entry-level model that is 1.6-litre petrol-powered and has a power output of 136 bhp. Simultaneously, a 2.0-litre GLA 250 with a 211 bhp output was also made available; this includes both versions of the four-wheel drive and the standard front-wheel drive.
Following a concept GLA 45 AMG, which focused more on the range’s performance, offering a 355 bhp output and 2.0-litre petrol. In 2016, the GLA facelift was unveiled. Many upgrades were applied to this model, including a redesigned grille, new front, and rear bumpers. LED headlamps are now incorporated, while the interior carried over the same design.
Now in the second generation, the GLA-Class remains as a front-wheel-drive car, but everything else has been upgraded and remodeled. One significant upgrade in this generation is its dimensions – it has grown in all measurements compared to its predecessors, especially on the rear seat space. Acquiring 4.5 inches more rear legroom and 1.7 inches more rear shoulder room, and the cargo space seems to have improved.
Making the GLA-Class a more practically comfortable car to be in during longer trips. Inside, you can very well tell that the interior took a step forward in design, materials, infotainment system, while the suspension is entirely designed for a better quality ride. The GLA is perfect for someone looking for a luxurious small crossover with everyday utility.
The GLA-Class is available in 4Matic range (both front-wheel-drive and 4 wheel-drive models) and in AMG line, with a wide variety of specs to choose from Executive, Premium and Premium Plus, and others. The revamp 2021 GLA is most especially known for its smaller 4×4 style model combined with well-defined exterior and high-end interior materials. It remains as the GLA’s largest market are China, the United States, and Germany.
Mercedes-Benz GLA200 FAQ
How many seats does the Mercedes-Benz GLA200 have?
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 has a total of five (5) seats.
How many cc/power is the Mercedes-Benz GLA200?
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 is engaged with 1,332cc, powered by a 4-cylinder in-line 16-valve Turbocharged, producing 163 HP of power and 250 Nm torque.
What is the top speed of the Mercedes-Benz GLA200?
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 has an acceleration of 8.2 seconds (0-100km/h) in front-wheel drive, while its top speed is 228 km/h.
What is its fuel efficiency?
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 has a fuel tank capacity of 43-litres and has a fuel consumption of 6.6 km/L with a 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission.
Where can I view the Mercedes-Benz GLA200?