Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover- frequently asked questions

Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover

Q.  What is the launch date of Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover in India?

The exact launch date of the SUV is yet to be announced, but we expect it to be launched by the end of this year or by early 2015. The vehicle was showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, where it received an excellent response from visitors and critics.

Q. What is the fuel economy or mileage of the Mercedes-Benz GLA?

This model will be made available in both petrol and diesel fuel options. While the petrol version is likely to offer a fuel economy of around 13-14kmpl, the oil burner is expected to deliver a high mileage of around 16-17kmpl.

Q. Tell me the engine specification of the Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover?

The Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover is offered in both petrol and diesel guise. The petrol version gets the 183bhp, 2.0-litre tubocharged engine, while the diesel model is powered by a 2.1-litre turbocharged motor that produces 135PS.

Q. Tell me the power of the Mercedes-Benz GLA?

The petrol version of the car gets the 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged, direct injection system that produces 183bhp and 300Nm of torque. Its oil burner is the 2.1-litre turbocharged motor producing 135PS and 300Nm of torque.

Q. Does Mercedes-Benz GLA come in an automatic transmission version?

Yes, both the engines will be coupled to a seven-speed automatic transmission gearbox which sends the power to front wheels of the SUV.

Q. What is the wheelbase of the Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover?

It rides on a 2699mm of wheelbase, which is similar to that of A-Class. This large wheelbase turns into a spacious cabin.

Q. What are the dimensions of Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover?

The GLA measures 4427mm in length, 1805mm in width and 1495mm in height, which makes it 44mm longer, 173mm narrower and 84mm lower than the concept model.

Q. What is the boot space of the Mercedes-Benz GLA?

The vehicle has a boot space of 421-litres which is sufficient to carry 4-suitcases. The luggage carrying capacity can be increased up to 836-litres by folding the rear seats.

Q. Tell me the safety features of the new Mercedes-Benz GLA?

The GLA crossover is equipped with several high end safety features such as drowsiness detecting attention assist, collision prevention assist that operates at speeds from 7kmph, distronic plus cruise control, ABS with EBD and brake assist, traction control and ESP, airbags and several others.

Q. What will be the price of Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover in India?

It will be locally manufactured at the company’s production plant, and is likely to be priced in the range of Rs 30-35 lakh.

Q. Does Mercedes-Benz GLA come with a diesel engine?

Yes, this model will get diesel powertrain. It will be powered by the same 135PS, 2.1-litre turbocharged engine that also powers the A-Class.

Q. How is the interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLA?

The interiors of the new GLA SUV are directly lifted from its hatchback sibling. The crossover has iPad-style display, air vents, and infotainment and heating/ventilation sections that are available in the A-Class. The stylish of the dashboard, upper portion, is what distinguishes it will the hatchback. The front seats height have been increased by 40mm to provide better seating position and clear view of road.

Q. Is Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover coming to India?

Yes, it will come to India. The vehicle is expected to be launched by the end of 2014 or by early next year.

Q. Tell me the ground clearance of Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover?

The vehicle has a ground clearance of 183mm which is sufficient enough to drive through rugged Indian terrains.

Q. What is the acceleration and pick-up of Mercedes-Benz GLA Crossover?

While the petrol variant reaches 0-100kmph in 7.6 seconds, the oil burner accelerates to 100kmph from rest in less than 9 seconds. The vehicle remains stable at a top speed of around 190-200kmph.

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