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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift pricing and features

By David Bonnici, 02 Jun 2017 Car News

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift pricing and features

Benz’s baby SUV receives a bolder look and new equipment for a small premium over the model it replaces

A mid-life refresh of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class small SUV range features a series of exterior and interior upgrades and enhancements.

The A-Class-based compact crossover now has bolder looks via a more aggressive front frill and bumper treatment, and a revised rear end.

The interior has a more premium air about it with chrome controls and switches, and upgraded instrument cluster. The SUV-styled hatchback also gains extra standard equipment including LED headlamps and keyless entry.

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There’s only a $300 increase to entry-level pricing, with the front-drive 1.6-litre turbo petrol GLA180 coming in at $43,490.

Other models in the carryover range, including the mid-spec 2.1-litre turbo diesel-powered GLA220d FWD and 2.0-litre turbo petrol GLA250 “4matic” AWD gain an electric tailgate with foot-swipe opening.

The diesel steps up in price by $800 to $50,400 while the GLA250’s price remains unchanged at $60,700.

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One option available is a 360-degree camera that provides a birds-eye view of the car – it helps when parking in tight spots or near hidden obstacles.

There’s also a special White Art edition for the above three models, costing an extra $3780 for the GLA180 and 220d models and $320 for the GLA250. For that you get a black interior with white air vent surrounds, Artico synthetic leather seat trim and Dinamica fabric across trims, and a sports steering wheel. The exterior gains 19-inch multi-spoke black bi-colour alloy wheels, body striping and five paintwork options with a contrasting or complementary exterior foil.  

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Performance remains unchanged across the range, including the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 that receives a sharper front bumper featuring a new front splitter insert and aerodynamic side strakes to improve airflow through newly shaped air-intake grilles.

The AMG’s rear end also receives an aerodynamic tweak, with a new diffuser and roof spoiler and different 20-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheel in Himalayas grey with a high-sheen rim flange.

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The Aufrecht special wears the biggest price hike of the four variants, up $1585 to $89,500.

For an extra $3990 you can get the statement-making Yellow Night Edition, which includes an AMG aerodynamics package, AMG Performance seats upholstered in Artico and Dinamica, yellow stitching on the steering wheel and other yellow highlights including the air vent surrounds. The yellow trim spills outside to highlight the apron, mirror housing, rear diffuser, wing endplates and around the matte-black 20-inch, 10-spoke AMG alloy wheels.  

Mercedes-Benz GLA manufacturer list pricing.

  • GLA 180 - $43,900  
  • GLA 220d - $51,200  
  • GLA 250 4MATIC - $60,700  
  • Mercedes-AMG GLA45 4MATIC - $89,500