The Mercedes-Benz GLA prices and specs have been revealed; the facelifted model now starts at £25,880 - an increase of £620 over the outgoing car.
Entry-level GLA 200 SE spec cars kick off the range, and is one of three petrol variants; the other two being the GLA 250 4Matic and the hot Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4Matic. The diesels on offer are both all-wheel drive offerings; the GLA 200d 4Matic and new-to-the-range GLA 220d 4Matic. The former is the most frugal in the GLA range, giving claimed fuel economy of 67.3mpg and 108g/km CO2.
The three trim levels; SE, Sport and AMG Line trims remain, while the AMG GLA 45 is more stand-alone, at the top of the range at £46,875. Mercedes has made keyless start standard, as well as Apple Carplay. A reversing camera is now available, at £330, providing the customer opts for the £1695 Premium or £2995 Premium Plus packs.
Two special editions sit at opposite ends of the range; the £31,600 Whiteart Edition, which is based on the AMG Line GLA 200, and the Yellow Night Edition of the GLA 45, which tops the range at £53,135; this adds the yellow exterior trim seen on the Detroit motor show display car, amongst its upgrades.
The GLA has received an extra petrol engine option and new range-topping trim level as part of its 2017 facelift.
The refreshed car wears tweaked bumpers, a newly designed grille and different alloys. The old car’s optional bi-xenon headlights have been replaced by LED items.
New standard springs place the body 30mm higher than the outgoing car, giving it a more rugged look.
Added to the car’s engine range is a 220 petrol unit that produces 181bhp and 221lb ft of torque. It comes exclusively with 4Matic four-wheel drive and slots between the two existing petrol units, the 154bhp 200 and 211bhp 250, which remain unchanged in the facelifted car.