The much anticipated Mercedes-Benz GLA has berth in Nigeria’s auto market. The new GLA falls under the new generation compact cars (NGCC). It is a premium sports utility vehicle from Mercedes-Benz and its progressive, sporty character and agile handling differentiate it significantly from the competition. The expressive design and the high everyday practicality as well as comfort and safety features to the high Mercedes-Benz standards are strong points setting it apart from the competition.
The GLA is serene in day-to-day motoring and has good off road capability – interpreting the SUV segment in convincing style; and of course compact size cannot shrink the shine of the ‘Three-Pointed Star’ as the bold GLA fuses authentic SUV versatility with the pure passion that defines every Mercedes-Benz.
“Its nimble size delivers an ideal mix of flexibility, fuel-efficiency and fun. Its advanced engineering delivers genuine capability, true luxury and class-leading innovation. The GLA is indeed a Sport Utility Vehicle with cutting edge drive systems and dynamic design, based on the A-class hatchback, lovers can now enjoy even more comfort both with the standard suspension, and the slightly firmer setup that’s fitted to AMG Line versions,” says Mirko Plath, Managing Director, Weststar Associates, Authorised Distributor of Mercedes-Benz products in Nigeria .
The GLA has an interior with sporty character with meticulously finished high quality materials. It is pleasure for all senses and distraction for none of them as its freestanding color screen and intuitive central controller put a world of entertainment and information within reach. A larger 7-inch display and Bluetooth® audio streaming are standard. Innovative multimedia options for navigation, music and online features, including an even bigger 8-inch screen, make going anywhere easier and more fun.
The Available GLA 180 features a four cyclinder engine with a 1.6 litre engine delivering 80kW and 260Nm of torque and is equipped with 7G-DCT. The GLA 45 AMG still holds the pole position in relations to driving dynamics: it accelates from 0 to 100km/h in 4.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250km/h. We sum up this approach in one word: BlueEFFICIENCY, which means with the GLA you are only burning fuel when necessary. In addition, every GLA is fitted standard with ECO start/stop function which temporarily shuts down the engine when the vehicle is motionless.
The GLA Turbo power is a boost for torque, and efficiency as the “power domes” in the GLA hood are a Mercedes-Benz tradition. So is the progressive power beneath. A 122hp – 360hp turbo inline-4 teams 3rd-generation Direct Injection with advanced rapid-multispark ignition. ECO Start/Stop automatically shuts off the engine at red lights to save fuel, and then restarts the instant the vehicle is ready to move out.
*Photo shows Mercedes Benz GLA.