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Old 27th September 2016, 11:29   #46
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Great review Vid !

I think the absence of Automatic climate control should be highlighted in "What you won't like:" section. A potential customer will always think it will be there as its a Mercedes vehicle. Even though its explained well in the review, its good to have it highlighted.
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Mercedes GLA to get AWD

Mercedes-Benz is reported to be gearing up to launch an all-wheel drive (AWD) variant of the GLA SUV in India. It is likely to be called the Mercedes-Benz GLA Activity Edition, and will come with the company's 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.

Mercedes had launched the GLA in India in September 2014. It is based on the same platform that underpins the A-Class hatch. However, the GLA gets a higher ground clearance, flared wheel arches, and various other SUV-ish design elements. The GLA is currently offered with a choice of two 4-cylinder engines - one petrol one diesel. The 1,991 cc petrol engine develops 181 BHP @ 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque @ 1,200-4,000 rpm, while the 2,143 cc diesel mill generates 134 BHP @ 3,600-4,400 rpm and 300 Nm of torque @ 1,600-3,000 rpm.

For the AWD version, Mercedes is likely to use the same 2.2-litre diesel unit. However, it will be offered in a higher state of tune. Christened as the GLA 220d 4MATIC, the AWD model is expected to develop 170 BHP and 350 Nm of torque. The power will be sent to all four wheels through the 4MATIC AWD system.

Prices of the GLA 4MATIC are expected to be announced later this week.

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GLA AWD variant review by ACI

The variant packs in power power and torque - 34 BHP & 50 NM of torque more than before

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Few days back I took a test drive of GLA 200 Sport. The drive was for an hour and in some empty roads and some heavy traffic area of Whitefield.

The car felt very solidly built. Interior space is bit less. It felt similar to the size of an i20. Rear is cramped if the driver is tall. No rear vents but cooling felt ok. The boot size is limited because of the space saver. But the merc guy said it also runs on something similar to Bmw's run flat which can continue for 150km at 80 kmph after a puncture. Still I don't know if its a wise decision to take out the space saver for boot space for long trips.

The seat adjustment is funnily placed on the door. Sometimes its difficult to use. Controls on the seat base definitely is a better place. Ride is a bit harsh. I felt it similar to ride of a brio. Gear box is pretty lethargic in comfort and eco mode but its very comfortable in heavy traffic conditions. Acceleration is pretty good in sport mode. My daily driver is an Octavia 1.8tsi. This 2.0 petrol didn't seem as fast. Maybe because of the higher kerb weight.

I quite liked the gear lever on steering column. And also foot activated hold function by pressing the brake pedal deeper. Steering felt very good to hold, but horn too stiff to press. Music system sounded awesome inspite of not having a subwoofer. Because of the incoming face lift, some discounts are there. I think they will come to 30L exshowroom price Bangalore. The car is indeed good but didn't impress me enough to sell my Octavia and go for it.
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The 2017 facelift of the GLA has been launched in India, starting at a price of 30.65 lakhs for the 200 Sport and topping out at 36.75 lakhs for the 220d 4MATIC. All prices are ex-showroom post GST.

The facelift does not have the honour of getting the newly developed 2 litre diesels from Mercedes. Those would have been perfect for the little SUV in my opinion.

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