• 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA

    The new generation Mercedes-Benz GLA has arrived!
  • With improved dimensions, added space and technology the new GLA is ready to take on the competition!
  • The crossover rides 3.93-inches higher, but .59-inches shorter in length
  • These changes improve headroom and legroom, and add another 14 liters to the cargo boot
  • Exterior changes start with the grille, that features distinctive openings along with a single louvre and a central star
  • The headlamps were also redesigned and come with MULTIBEAM LED technology
  • The side is distinguished by powerful shoulders and coupe-like lines of the side windows
  • Changes were also made to the tail-lamps, which are now divided in two parts, with the reflectors positioned separately in the bumper
  • Highly equipped models come with integrated roof rails and chrome-plated load sill protection
  • The interior is all about luxury and technology
  • The instrument panel can be have in three different versions: two 7-inch displays, one 7- and one 10.25-inch display or two 10.25-inch displays.
  • All versions will be offered with standard MBUX infotainment system
  • While the Driving Assistance Package will help improving the crossover safety
  • The seating position for both the driver and the front passenger is higher
  • Cargo room is now up to 15.36 cubic-feet, an increase of about 0.5 cu-ft over the previous model
  • The rear seat back rest can be split 40:20:40 improving the cargo room
  • For the U.S. market there will only be an GLA250 version available
  • It comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine
  • This version delivers a total of 221 HP and 258 pound-feet of torque
  • While not impressive numbers, it helps the GLA250 to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.6 seconds
  • And up to a top speed of 130 mph
  • The engine is mated to an automated dual-clutch transmission
  • And can be combined with the the permanent 4MATIC AWD system with fully variable torque distribution
  • The new GLA will be put on sale in the spring of 2020

The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA is here and it borrows a lot of design cues and tech from its larger peers

Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the new GLA, the A-Class-based crossover whose first-generation was a popular choice among buyers. The new Mercedes-Benz GLA, however, takes a lot after its bigger brothers design- and tech-wise, and that’s a very good thing.

The new GLA is 4.1 inches higher (now 63.4 inches) and 0.6 inches shorter (now 173.6 inches) than the model it replaces. This means you get more headroom, but Mercedes-Benz highlights that now there’s even more legroom in the rear (38.4 inches, compared to 33.9 inches in the previous model). The U.S.-bound 2021 GLA has an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.30, which will contribute to low levels of wind noise inside the cabin as well as a reduction in fuel consumption at higher speeds. What’s more, Mercedes is so confident that the GLA can pull its own weight off the beaten path that it offers the Off-Road Engineering Package as standard on the GLA 4Matic.

On the inside, the GLA receives the highly-acclaimed MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment setup. Rear headroom, however, takes a 0.3-inch plunge (now 38.1 inches instead of 38.4), but shoulder room is more generous (now 54.8 inches instead of 53.1 inches, a 1.7-inch increase). Trunk capacity is also better in the new GLA, measuring 15.4 cubic feet, a 0.5 cubic feet increase from the previous model’s 14.9 cubic feet rating.

The safety bundle is a hefty one, especially if you opt for the optional Driver Assistance Package. Here’s what you get:

  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
  • Active Steering Assist
  • Active Speed Limit Assist with Traffic Sign Assist
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Pre-Safe PLUS

In the U.S., the non-AMG 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA can be had with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter, turbocharged gasoline engine bolted to an eight-speed 8G-DCT automatic transmission. The powerplant makes 221 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque between 1,620 rpm and 4,000 rpm. You can pick between the GLA 250 or the AWD GLA 250 4Matic. Performance-wise, Mercedes-Benz estimates that the 2021 GLA needs 8.6 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour from a standstill en route to a top speed of 130 miles per hour.

No words on pricing yet, but the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA launches in the U.S. in the summer of 2020, so we’ll know more as its market debut closes in.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Picture Gallery

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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The new generation Mercedes-Benz GLA has arrived!
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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With improved dimensions, added space and technology the new GLA is ready to take on the competition!
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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The crossover rides 3.93-inches higher, but .59-inches shorter in length
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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These changes improve headroom and legroom, and add another 14 liters to the cargo boot
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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Exterior changes start with the grille, that features distinctive openings along with a single louvre and a central star
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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The headlamps were also redesigned and come with MULTIBEAM LED technology
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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The side is distinguished by powerful shoulders and coupe-like lines of the side windows
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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Changes were also made to the tail-lamps, which are now divided in two parts, with the reflectors positioned separately in the bumper
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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Highly equipped models come with integrated roof rails and chrome-plated load sill protection
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior
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The interior is all about luxury and technology
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior
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The instrument panel can be have in three different versions: two 7-inch displays, one 7- and one 10.25-inch display or two 10.25-inch displays.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior
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All versions will be offered with standard MBUX infotainment system
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior
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While the Driving Assistance Package will help improving the crossover safety
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior
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The seating position for both the driver and the front passenger is higher
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior
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Cargo room is now up to 15.36 cubic-feet, an increase of about 0.5 cu-ft over the previous model
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior
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The rear seat back rest can be split 40:20:40 improving the cargo room
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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For the U.S. market there will only be an GLA250 version available
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Interior
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It comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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This version delivers a total of 221 HP and 258 pound-feet of torque
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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While not impressive numbers, it helps the GLA250 to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.6 seconds
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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And up to a top speed of 130 mph
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA
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The engine is mated to an automated dual-clutch transmission
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA
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And can be combined with the the permanent 4MATIC AWD system with fully variable torque distribution
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Exterior
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The new GLA will be put on sale in the spring of 2020
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