Mercedes-Benz has managed to push out the GLA-Class SUV very well in the Indian market. Reports suggest that the most recent SUV from the German marque has already been sold out for 2014 here in India.
As of now, the GLA commands a waiting period of 2-3 months depending on the variants and is imported to India as a CBU.
The GLA had received over 600 pre-launch bookings and all allocated units of the GLA45 AMG have also been sold out.
The GLA is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. Petrol motor is a 2.0L, turbocharged unit producing 181 BHP of power and the diesel is a 2.2L turbocharged unit producing 135 BHP of power. Both the engines are mated to a 7G-DCT automatic transmission. Petrol version can achieve a 0-100 kmph stint in 7.6 seconds while the diesel version takes 9.9 seconds. Mercedes 4MATIC AWD system is currently not on offer, but will be available in a couple of months. Fuel efficiency is rated at 17 kmpl for the diesel and 13.8 kmpl for the petrol by ARAI.
Source – Zigwheels