The Mercedes-Benz GLA is an entry-level has been spied cold weather testing in Sweden near the Artctic Circle recently.
The all-new GLA will be based on the Mercedes’ modular MFA platform that is also found under the new A-Class and the more recently unveiled CLA-Class. The compact GLA will be offered in both front- and all-wheel drive configurations with a choice of manual and automatic transmissions.
The engine lineup will more than likely be very similar to both the A- and B-Class and will be topped by an AMG version with a four-cylinder, 2.0-literturbocharged engine delivering approximately 335 HP (246 kW), though unconfirmed.
Thanks to the GLA’s sporty appearance that is heavily influenced by the A-Class, the new GLA will go head to head with the BMW X1. Based on the photos we’ve seen, we expect to see sweptback headlights, roof rails, tailgate-mounted spoiler, a prominent front grille and an higher ride height.