Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV 2021


The first GLA has sold over a million examples worldwide, but Mercedes-Benz hasn’t rested on its laurels. The all-new second generation model features more interior space, a sleek new bodystyle and updated safety technology. The smallest model in the Mercedes-Benz SUV range, it’s closely related to the A-Class but offers the rugged styling and higher driving position many drivers prefer. ​​
Mercedes-Benz GLA Plug-in Hybrid 2021


As with all the latest generation Mercedes-Benz models, the new GLA features the acclaimed MBUX infotainment system, which is controlled either via ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice command or touchpad. Standard equipment will include two 7.0in screens for the instruments and infotainment functions, with the option of dual wide-screen 10.3-inch displays. These are customisable, and options include augmented reality navigation and head-up displays.
Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV 2021


The new GLA’s safety systems take one further step towards autonomous driving, with the Active Brake Assist system able to intervene and brake to avoid a collision or to reduce its severity. The optional Driving Assistance package now includes a turning manoeuvre function, emergency corridor function, exit warning function (to prevent driver or passengers opening their doors in the path of cyclists or vehicles) and a warning when pedestrians are detected near zebra crossings. Other features of the package include DISTRONIC active cruise control, lane keeping assist and blind spot assist. ​​​
Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV 2021


Two models will be available in the UK from the Spring 2020 launch. The GLA 200 is powered by a 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbo that develops 163hp and accelerates from 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds. This model returns 50.4mpg on the combined cycle. Alternatively, the performance flagship Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 is powered by a 306hp 2.0-litre turbo and hits the same 0-62mph benchmark in just 5.1s.​​ 4MATIC all-wheel drive is offered as an option on the GLA 200 and comes as standard with the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35. In time the range will include a full range of petrol and diesel drivetrains plus a plug-in hybrid GLA 250 e.