At the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz announced a minor refresh of its smallest SUV, the GLA-Class crossover. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class continues in GLA250 with front-wheel drive, GLA250 4Matic with all-wheel drive, and AMG GLA45 with an efficiency engine.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Exterior
By changing and modifying specific elements of the GLA-Class model series, Mercedes has actually made the compact crossover more aerodynamic than in the past.
Changes to the GLA250 models consist of restyled bumpers, revised side mirror housings, brand-new modifications to the windscreen pillars, a redesigned rear spoiler, and fine-tuned taillight shapes. Underbody panels also assist the GLA to slip through the atmosphere with less aerodynamic drag, and purchasers can pick brand-new wheel styles and a new Canyon Beige paint color.
The racy AMG GLA45 receives numerous of these changes, plus a few modifications of its own. They belong to the style of the air consumption grilles, a front splitter, silver chrome detailing, a brand-new rear diffuser insert, and larger rear roofing system spoiler. This model likewise gets standard LED headlights, a brand-new feature for 2018. Special to the AMG version, optional 20-inch wheels are finished in an option in between Matte Black and Titanium Gray.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Interior
Inside, Mercedes sets up brand-new gauges, chrome-finished control panels, and modified cabin trim. The seat covers are brand-new, and minor visual updates improve the look of the seat change controls, air vent rings, and center console storage compartment. The AMG GLA45 receives these improvements, too, along with leatherette dashboard trim with red exposed stitching.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Engine
Though Mercedes makes no changes to the engines bolted into the GLA250 and AMG GLA45 models, the GLA45 does take advantage of revised equipment ratios for its 7-speed Sport dual-clutch transmission. The goal with this change is to improve the feeling of velocity.
The GLA250 is provided with a brand-new optional off-road suspension. It raises the GLA-Class 1.2 inches, enhancing its capability to take a trip off of the pavement, supplying a taller seating position, and providing the small Mercedes a more rugged appearance.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Safety and Technology
The only improvements related to the GLA-Class models’ security and technology offering associate with a bigger standard infotainment display screen, now determining 8 inches across, and a new 360-degree cam system with surround and top-down views.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Price
Prices begin with $34,325 for a GLA 250; AWD GLA 250s begin with $36,325, while the GLA45 carries a base price of $51,525.