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Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d 4MATIC SUV Review

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Mercedes-Benz launched the brand’s 13th CKD model, the Mercedes-Benz GLA, in the Indian market. The brand was planning to launch the SUV in April of 2021, but the launch was delayed due to the second wave of COVID-19. The following month, Mercedes-Benz launched the GLA SUV with a starting price tag of INR 42.10 lakh ex-showroom. At its launch, the brand revealed that the introductory offer ends on 30th June 2021. Also, the prices on the GLA will become dearer by up to INR 1.5 lakh from 1st July 2021. Following is the new and updated price list for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Price

The Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 (Petrol) comes with a price tag of INR 43.60 lakh ex-showroom. In the diesel avatar, the GLA 220d comes with a sticker price of INR 45.20 lakh ex-showroom. In addition to this, Mercedes-Benz also retails the Four-Wheel-Drive equipped GLA 220d 4M, which comes with a price tag of INR 47.70 lakh ex-showroom. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Warranty and Service in India

The Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with a best-in-class warranty of 8-years on the engine and transmission from the date of the purchase. The brand also offers warranty work and repairs performed using Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts. The warranty covers engine and transmission, torque converter, supercharger/turbocharger and engine and transmission control units. Also, the warranty is transferable to the next owner in the event of a sale retaining a high residual value of the vehicle.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Technical Specifications

Powering the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 petrol is a 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine. The engine produces 163 Hp of power and 250 Nm of torque. The petrol engine comes with a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox. In the diesel avatar, the GLA220d comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder transverse-mounted oil motor. This engine produces 190 Hp of power and 400 Nm of torque. The diesel engine comes with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The Mercedes-Benz GLA measures 4410mm in length, 2020mm in width and 1622mm in height. The SUV comes with a wheelbase of 2729mm and 905mm front and 776mm rear overhangs. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Safety

Mercedes-Benz has always had its focus on safety and offers a plethora of active and passive safety features. The GLA comes with Mercedes-Benz Pre-Safe and 7-airbags, which includes a driver knee airbag. The Mercedes-Benz GLA also comes with Active Brake Assist, Active Brakes, ESP, ABS with EBD, Active Bonnet for Pedestrian Safety, and Attention Assist. The brand has also integrated the HVAC with a Pollen, Charcoal and HEPA filter for in-cabin air filtration. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA – Top Features

The Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with features such as LED High-Performance headlamps and all-LED Adaptive Taillights. The car also comes with 18-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels, depending on the model. The SUV features a panoramic sunroof and polished aluminium roof rails. The car also gets an electric tailgate for convenience. 

On the inside, the GLA comes with a multi-function steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather and an all-digital instruments cluster. The car also gets dual-zone automatic climate control, 64-colour ambient lighting, and electrically adjustable front seats with memory. The GLA also gets a touchpad in the centre console, navigation, wireless charging and smartphone integration. The New Generation NTG 6 MBUX infotainment system also comes with Mercedes me connect, Alexa and Google voice integration, etc. 

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