Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class SUV Launch - Live Coverage
By NDTV Auto Team
1 mins read
30-Sep-14 06:33 PM IST
1:03 IST: Mercedes-Benz India claims to have received over 600+ bookings within 18 days.
12:57 IST: 12:56: Variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
GLA 200 CDI (Style) - Rs 32.75 Lakh
GLA 200 Petrol Sport - Rs 36 Lakh
GLA 200 CDI Sport - Rs 36.9 Lakh
12:54 IST: The GLA-Class is priced between Rs 32.75 lakh and 36.9 lakh.
12:52 IST: Coming to the Safety of the vehicle, it is the only SUV in its class to feature 7-airbags. Also, the car scored 5 star rating in the 2014 Euro NCAP test.
12:51 IST: The GLA comes with 450-watt Harmon/Kardon music player with 12-speakers.
12:50 IST: Reversing camera of the GLA helps drive watch complete surrounding.
12:48 IST: Though, the company claims the vehicle to be spacious, we think it's good for only four adults.
12:49 IST: The GLA's Panaromic sunroof closes automatically when it's raining.
12:47 IST: It offers 20 different setting for Ambient lighting.
12:45 IST: It comes with 18-inch, five-twin spoke alloy wheels.
12:44 IST: The GLA, with the fuel-efficiency of 17.9Km/l, becomes the most fuel-efficient SUV in its league.
12:42 IST: The GlA offers segment-leading wheelbase and ground clearance.
12:40 IST: The GLA has multi-function steering wheel with shift pedals.
12:35 IST: The launch event has finally begun. Mercedes-Benz India's officials are on stage to address the media.
There is no denying that the entry level luxury crossover segment is one of the most competitive ones in the Indian automobile industry, thanks to some really capable cars like BMW X1 and Audi Q3. While the two Germans, Audi and BMW, are already selling their respective compact SUVs in good numbers here, Mercedes-Benz India is all set to spoil the party with the GLA-Class. The GLA-Class may not look like a proper SUV, but it has charms of its own due to it sporty appearance, bold stance and impressive drivability.
This is what our experts say about the car
"The GLA does, however, look like someone blew a whole lot of air into the A-Class. It may not look like a proper SUV or a Crossover, but it does manage to look extremely aggressive and muscular - in a good way, that is.", says Ashish Jha. Read more here
"I dither on calling it an SUV as it's more crossover-like. But it sports some SUV attributes, which make it a rather fun prospect. So did I have great expectations? Ja, ich habe! (yes I did!)", says Siddharth Vinayak Patankar. Read more here
Engine and Transmission
1.8-litre petrol with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox - 181bhp, 300Nm
2.2-litre diesel with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox - 135bhp, 300Nm
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