The Mercedes GLA is the toddler of Mercedes lineup, with the first model being introduced as a concept at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show with the production model following shortly after at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show as a 2014 model. With only three years on the market, Mercedes debuted a facelifted model at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show as a 2018 model, which will last until late 2019 when Mercedes is set to debut the crossover’s second generation. The order books for the facelifted, first-gen model haven’t even opened yet, and it’s clear that Mercedes isn’t wasting any time as we’re looking at a fresh set of photos that show an early example of the second-gen prototype getting its play on in the snow. This prototype is clearly in the embryonic stage of development and is covered in heavy camo all the way around, decoy lights in the front and rear, and some heavy padding, but that’s not enough to conceal the fact that the prototype has a slightly wider track and a little extra ride height. It’s also sporting bigger wheels than what’s offered as standard on the current GLA and should share its platform with the Mercedes A-Class.