Here’s some exciting news. Mercedes launched the GLA this year and it has been selling really well over the last few months. It’s available with three petrol engines; GLA 200, GLA 250 4MATIC and Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC. Power outputs range from 156 hp to 381 hp for the range-topping GLA 45, while combined fuel economy and CO2 emissions start at 50.4 mpg and 131 g/km CO2.
The GLA 200 d 4MATIC and GLA 220 d 4MATIC feature a 2.1-litre diesel engine capable of producing either 136 hp and 177 hp respectively. Combined fuel economy for the entry-level GLA 200 d is 67.3 mpg, while CO2 emissions can be as low as 108 g/km.
As before, the GLA is available in either SE, Sport or AMG Line trim. Customers opting for SE now benefit from Keyless-GO starting function as standard, alongside Apple CarPlay; a reversing camera; and off-road comfort suspension. A 360° camera is now also optionally available for £330 (only in conjunction with Premium and Premium Plus packages).
The Premium package is still available for £1,695 and includes Garmin satellite navigation; parking pilot; LED high performance headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist. For £2,995, the Premium Plus package includes the contents of the Premium package, with the addition of Keyless-Go Comfort package and a panoramic sunroof.
The new WhiteArt Edition is based on AMG Line trim, with the addition of 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels with a high-sheen finish; black leather upholstery with white and crystal grey stripes; and black floormats with ‘EDITION’ lettering. The Premium package is also standard on WhiteArt Edition models. WhiteArt Edition is available for A-Class, CLA and CLA Shooting Brake.
Yellow Night Edition
The GLA 45 4MATIC Yellow Night Edition includes AMG aerodynamics package; AMG Night package; 20-inch AMG 10-spoke alloy wheels with yellow-painted rims; bodystyling with painted yellow details (on diffuser, rear wing and mirror housings); cosmos black metallic paint; Keyless-Go Comfort package; AMG performance steering wheel in Nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre with ‘EDITION’ lettering; and upholstery in Artico leather and Dinamica with yellow highlight stripes.
The Yellow Night Edition is also available on the Mercedes-AMG A 45, CLA 45, CLA 45 Shooting Brake.
Slipping into a new mercedes is relatively simple with some great affordable finance, however if you fancy seeing what it’s like to own one you could consider hiring a mercedes from the fleet at Xtreme Car Rentals. It’s a great way of getting to know what it’s like to live with a luxury SUV as most dealerships will only let you test drive for a few hours.
There are, of course, other brilliant european SUV’s on the market. Including the BMW X3 and the Audi Q7. But we think the Mercedes is that little bit more indulgent. Whilst it may seem strange opting for a european brand over our incredible ranges, the EU has strict emissions policies which could make your life a little bit greener. So it’s worth checking things out and learning from our neighbours across the pond.