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Old 31st January 2024, 12:03   #16
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Re: Mercedes-Benz GLA Facelift Review

I have never been a fan of the GLA's looks. But as an owner and daily user of the pre facelift 220d 4Matic for almost 2 years now, I find it to be very competent. This is a very sensible upgrade and MBIL seem to have addressed every shortcoming in this version that I sorely miss in my version. The keyless entry, wireless android auto and apple carplay and the 360 degree camera are must have additions. Plus that shiny reflective aluminium dashboard strip in the pre-facelift was on the passenger s face at times and the matte carbon fibre finish in the new one is a much needed tweak.
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Re: Mercedes-Benz GLA Facelift Review

GLA Facelift launched, starting from 50.5 lakhs for the petrol GLA200 and going up to 56.9 lakhs for the AMG Line Diesel 4Matic.

It is stunning how prices for the German compact SUVs have sharply increased the last few years. When the current generation was launched inMay 2021, the (real) AMG GLA 35 4MATIC was available for almost the same price (57.2 lakhs ex-showroom) as the regular diesel one is priced now. No idea how expensive the AMG GLA facelift is going to be when it is launched - 75 lakhs ex-showroom??
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The headroom is good despite the sunroof. Overall, the space is comparable to what you would get in a Hyundai Creta’s backseat.
I have personally always understood the GLA as the Creta/Seltos equivalent of the three German Marques. It servers well as a second or third car in the family.

I have liked the exterior looks of all GLAs available in India. But only because we prefer road presence over other aspects, it sells less than what it deserves. Even the outgoing GLA looks very small as a car from a distance and hence spending 50L becomes hard for a regular customer. But if you wish to have finer things in life, and don't care about road presence, this has always been a very good option when compared to a Q3 or X1 of respective generations.
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No rear center armrest in what's expected to be a ~70 lakh rupees car? I'm sorry, but that's cheap! Come on Mercedes!!!
Exactly, Ventilated seats are also missing from the feature list.
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Are they still using the puny 1.3 litre engine for the petrol? Got a GLA back in 2017 when it came with a 2 litre petrol for around 37 lakhs (on road). Unbelievable to see how the cost has shot up since then while the heart of the car has shrunk along with the power figures. I'm hoping this will help me a little with the resale value as I'm looking to replace the car with the 2024 Ioniq (If that ever gets launched here).
People should stop buying cars to put some sense into these manufacturers I think. No amount of inflation would justify this much increase in price. Holding on to your present ride till it falls apart or buying a pre worshipped one seems like the best bet nowadays.
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Re: Mercedes-Benz GLA Facelift Review

Has anyone seen the GLA 200 (petrol) facelift in flesh yet? None of the dealers in two cities I checked seem to have it. Even the online reviews don't cover it.

While it's not an enthusiast's favourite, there is interest within my family for that edition. While I have seen the brochure, I'm keen to get a first-hand perspective on what the feature changes are vis--vis the pre-facelift and the diesel facelift.
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Has anyone seen the GLA 200 (petrol) facelift in flesh yet? None of the dealers in two cities I checked seem to have it. Even the online reviews don't cover it.

While it's not an enthusiast's favourite, there is interest within my family for that edition. While I have seen the brochure, I'm keen to get a first-hand perspective on what the feature changes are vis--vis the pre-facelift and the diesel facelift.
I have not seen one yet but can take a stab at the differences. I own the 2023 diesel 220d. I also assume the GLA200 would be exactly the same in the feature list. Listing below the changes that i have noticed compared to mine

1. Newer headlights (4 barrel with auto adjusting highs)
2. New update to the head unto software. Has additional display options and most importantly come with wireless AA and AC
3. 19in wheels standard across
4. 360 camera. The 2023 has 360 sensors and only the rear camera
5. I assume there is not 4x2 option anymore and all are 4matic now
6. blind spot indicators

Now in my opinion these are largely cosmetic changes. I feel the 360 sensors do a better job than the 360 (Experiences could be different though). I would have preferred wireless AA and AC but not much of a pain using it wired currently. Headlights i assume are better now given the 2023 model - although they say high power LEDs, there are barely sufficient (especially the lows). Not driven them in the rains yet and i assume it would be worse.

Coming to the positives - The engine is a super silent unit and you barely hear the motor being on. The gear shifts are slick and the vehicle is simply a pleasure to drive. Although it looks small from the outside, it very comfortably accommodates 4 adults with a boot full of luggage.
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5. I assume there is not 4x2 option anymore and all are 4matic now
The Petrol one is still 4x2 (FWD). The diesel ones have dropped FWD and are only offered with 4MATIC (although in both lines, AMG Line and Progressive Line, earlier only the AMG Line got 4MATIC)
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