VIDEO: 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA spied

Due in 2013

Our spies have grabbed on camera a Mercedes-Benz GLA prototype while undergoing some testing.

It will be M-B's entry-level crossover offering based on the firm's MLA platform that underpins the A- and B-Class models. Naturally, engine lineup will be very similar to those two cars and will probably be topped by a hot AMG version with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine delivering approximately 335 HP (246 kW).

Set to tackle the BMW X1, the GLA will have a sporty appearance heavily influenced by the aforementioned A-Class. Expect to see sweptback headlights, roof rails, tailgate-mounted spoiler, prominent front grille and an increased ride height.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is scheduled to come out sometime next year in Europe, followed by a 2014 launch in the United States.

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Comments (12)

 MadAboutCars MadAboutCars
Not as radical as the Evoque but already looking far more practical. It just looks a bit too long.
December 18, 2012 11:27 am
 ValdesArtHouse ValdesArtHouse
Looks very similar to the Volvo V40.
December 18, 2012 9:20 am
 Sacto8780 Sacto8780
If M-B includes that 2.1-liter 193 bhp turbodiesel in the GLA for the US market--sold! :-)
December 18, 2012 9:10 am
 MercLeRoux MercLeRoux
I would absolutely buy one of these over the X1 or Q3!!
December 18, 2012 8:51 am
 CanOzcivelek CanOzcivelek
Looking good, athletic lines... Think it's gonna be a headache for its rivals. Can't wait to see this new class from MB.
December 18, 2012 8:47 am