When it comes to finding a compact and attractive luxury crossover, the Mercedes-Benz GLA is at the forefront of luxury SUVs. The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA, which made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show this month, promises to deliver even more gorgeous and engaging driving and features. Keep reading to learn more about how this refreshed compact sedan will wow new luxury shoppers, and also the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA release date.
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA Release Date
The 2018 GLA made its debut in early January 2017 in Detroit. Luxury shoppers will be able to see this sleek, refreshed model in showrooms across the United States later this summer. This vehicle will continue to offer the premium comfort and convenience you can expect from a Mercedes-Benz SUV.
2018 GLA Powertrain
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 will come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that will be able to deliver 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes-Benz estimates that this SUV will be able to burn from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds when equipped with front-wheel drive, and have a top (electronically limited) speed of 130 mph. The elite 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive* system is also available to offer even more traction and handling advantages.
New GLA Features
This SUV will also be loaded with the new standard and available features. Some of these include:
- HANDS-FREE ACCESS – a foot-activated opening and closing trunk (optional)
- New gauge display with red needles
- Unique wheel design
- 360-degree camera – available with up to seven different split-screen views, including an available overhead view
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA will also continue to come standard with such high-value safety features as ATTENTION ASSIST® and Active Brake Assist. LED High-Performance headlights are also available on most models.
*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.