It’s been about two years since the buzz surrounding a possible Mercedes baby-SUV began and it’s taken that long for Mercedes to begin testing for their future model. The debut should now be close - we should see it sometime in 2014 - and hopefully, we’ll be getting a better idea as to what this SUV will look like.
The next GLA will be built on the company’s new MFA (Mercedes Front-Wheel Drive Architecture) platform revealed with the new A-Class and B-Class models. It will be offered in both front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions.
At first glance, the body of the GLA looks a lot like the A-Class, but further inspection allowed us to see the much beefier and muscular front end, a coupe-like profile, and a higher ride.
The next Mercedes GLA will be offered with the same engines and transmissions as offered in the A-Class, meaning customers will have to choose between four-cylinder petrol and diesel options.