2018 Mercedes Benz GLA facelift models will be offered in three variants: GLA250, GLA250 4Matic, and AMG GLA45.
Mercedes Benz GLA was first unveiled in 2013 with a mild refresh in 2015, followed by these changes unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. As is the norm with facelift’s, both the bumpers have been redesigned and have been given the redesigned headlamps. In addition, it gets new wheel designs and the new “Canyon Beige” colour. The previously-optional bi-xenon headlamps have made way for efficient LED headlamps characterized by a color temperature similar to daylight.
Customers have a choice of an off-road comfort suspension (optional) which raises the body by 30 millimeters.
Inside, it continues with the floating 8-inch infotainment display which now comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The redesigned instrument gauges come with red needles. The controls for switches on the electric seat adjustment in the doors have been given highlights in silver chrome.
The 2018 Mercedes Benz GLA offers “Active Brake Assist” as standard: it warns the driver if there is not sufficient distance to the vehicle in front and if required, delivers situation-appropriate braking. The Parking Assist Package now includes a surround-view camera system with multiple views, including one from overhead. The GLA is also standard-equipped with “Attention Assist,” which can detect typical signs of drowsiness via the steering behavior and warn the driver.
The boot can be opened and closed with a foot movement, without using the one’s hands. The procedure can be completed at any time and any potential obstacles stop the process immediately.
The new Mercedes-AMG GLA45 comes with new air intake grilles, a front splitter insert in silver chrome. The hand built AMG 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine produces 375 bhp and is capable of doing 0-100 kmph in 4.3 seconds. It comes mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.