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Old 15th September 2014, 14:42   #46
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Based on these declared values, what's the expected price of the GLA45AMG?

And when is the non-AMG 4matic GLA expected to be launched?
The GLA45 AMG might retail around 65L-70L unless MB decides that this will be their cheapest AMG. Then you're looking at prices south of 65L.

The regular variants might not get 4MATIC for a while unless there's demand for it. Hormazd (from the above linked video) says that MB won't be bringing in the 4MATIC variants as it primarily sees its customers using the cars just within the city & might not have a need for it!
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CLA45 AMG is priced at 68 ex showroom. Is the GLA cheaper or more expensive than the CLA in other markets?
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CLA45 AMG is priced at 68 ex showroom. Is the GLA cheaper or more expensive than the CLA in other markets?
Depends on the configuration you choose~ Considering the base prices, the CLA45 4MATIC is cheaper than the GLA45 AMG.
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The ACI review of the GLA is here. The car looks set to take over the mantle of most sought over Merc in our country from the A class. GLA 200 India review, test drive

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The GLAís interiors are identical to the A-class and thatís no bad thing. You get the same high grade materials and fit and finish that bowled us over when we first tested Mercís baby hatch.

The GLA will initially come with one trim level each for the petrol and diesel variant and both will be generously equipped with standard features like a panoramic roof, a Harman Kardon sound system, tyre pressure monitoring control and a raft of safety features, which include seven airbags and electronic nannies like Anti-Skid Regulation (ASR) anti-lock brakes(ABS) and Brake Assist System (BAS) are all standard. For a carmaker obsessed with safety for over a century, this is one area where Mercedes hasnít stinted.

For the Indian market, the GLA comes with only front-wheel-drive and thereís no 4Matic option for now.

Despite riding on strictly tarmac tyres and driven by just the front two wheels, the GLA clambered up a muddy track with remarkable ease. Back on tarmac, the GLA continued to impress with the confidence it gave on an undulating and gently winding road. The steering isnít crisp or full of feel but it weights up with a nice consistency and is fairly accurate. The overall impression after a long drive in the GLA is that thereís a maturity in the way it handles and it feels nicely tied down.
And here is Hormazd with the GLA
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The much awaited crossover from Mercedes-Benz - GLA and its sedan sibling - CLA, are expected to be produced locally at the company's Chakan plant, near Pune. Both, the GLA and CLA are based on the Modular Front Architecture (MFA) platform, shared with the A-class. The cars are expected to share the 2.0 litre turbo petrol and 2.2 litre turbo diesel motors albeit in different states of tune; also sharing of parts too would be to a higher degree.

Interestingly, the A-class and B-class, which are the premium hatchback offerings by Mercedes-Benz are offered in India as Completely Built Units. The company however, plans to locally produce these two upcoming offerings to price them competitively. The GLA will take on rivals such as Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the Mini Countryman, while the CLA will be pitted against the recently launched Audi A3.

The next generation C-class too will be locally produced at the Chakan plant. The current capacity of this plant is 10,000 units which is expected to be fully utilised with the production of these models.


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And the GLA45 AMG is coming in October!!

This will come with the 4matic.

Confirmed by Autocar on twitter. Screenshot below.

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I got a invite for viewing the GLA on the 20th at Delhi showroom. It will be great to see it in flesh. Can't wait.
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First India Drive of the GLA45 AMG. Launch on 27th October.

http://thrillofdriving.com/review/dr...enz-gla-45-amg

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Video Review of the GLA45 AMG.

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