Speaking completely with carandbike on Freewheeling with SVP, Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India confirmed that the brand new GLA might be launched in India later this 12 months.
Mercedes-Benz India has confirmed that the brand new GLA might be launched in India later this 12 months
Mercedes-Benz India might be launching the new-gen GLA crossover SUV this 12 months as deliberate. Speaking completely with carandbike on Freewheeling with SVP, Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India confirmed that the brand new GLA might be launched in India later this 12 months. Initially slated to be launched round mid-2020, the Stuttgart-based luxurious carmaker needed to postpone the launch as a consequence of challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as issues are getting again on observe, Mercedes-Benz India is now able to launch a slew of 15 new automobiles in 2021, out of which 7 will be AMG models.
Confirming the arrival of the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV, Schwenk mentioned. “That is not too far out. We have had a delay in the A-Class launch, we also have delays in the GLA launch because we needed support to set up production from our mother company. So, with the pandemic we got a little bit delayed. Now, we prioritised which car would come first, and then we decided we’ll go first with A Limousine, and then we will come, not too far into the future, with the GLA.”
Mercedes-Benz first showcased the second-generation GLA in India on the 2020 Auto Expo, alongside the brand new A-Class Limousine that not too long ago went on sale. Visually, it seems a bit extra butch now in comparison with its predecessor, due to the sculpted traces on the bonnet and sides. Like different fashions within the A-Class vary, the top-end trim will get the signature diamond-stud sample grille with a chrome slat on the centre and the sweptback LED headlamps with built-in LED DRLs. The rear part too will get all-new LED taillamps, sculpted boot lid, spoiler and a beefy bumper.
The new GLA additionally will get a brand new cabin that includes a big single unit show with break up perform for infotainment and instrumentation. The former will get touchscreen perform and the MBUX infotainment system with a voice command perform. Other options embody wi-fi charging, multifunctional steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, and Mercedes’ Pre-Safe security package deal. The powertrains which might be almost certainly to return to India are a pair of two.0-litre, four-cylinder BS6 petrol and diesel engines, together with an AMG package deal model.