It’s no wonder one say, that the honesty is the inability to quickly come up with a different way to answer. The Germans from Mercedes-Benz are probably damn honest guys because of the first answer to the question, for what GLA is needed, while the A-class exists, answered: “We do not know.” It is some time after they brought traditional marketing terms about the “brutality and need of adventurers.” But no way, we’ve already heard the first thrown argument.
At the first glance, off-road component of the GLA is like a second elephant’s trunk, it has no functionality, but its presence is clearly identifies the owner by gender. GLA has identifying special covers on the bumpers, unpainted plastic on its perimeter and generally pretty brutal appearance. Yet,don’t forget that four-wheel drive only relies top version GLA 250 4Matic. If you combine this all together you get something in between half-krossover and over- hatchback. And here we return to the question from which we began: why GLA is needed?
But it is really needed!, At least for the regional markets. Especially If one takes out from the price all these off-road blings and evaluates GLA as a normal hatch, it turns almost perfect premium compact vehicle. He is revised and enlarged edition of the A-class, deprived of almost all the shortcomings, to complain that those who bought the most affordable Mercedes. Mercedez GLA is larger, at least. Sure it is a small increase (plus 125 mm in length, 24 mm in width, and 30 mm in height-), but that’s enough to feel the difference – your head is no longer limited by the ceiling trim. And the trunk of GLA is almost one hundred liters more (421 liter). Isn’t it an advantage? The rest of the novelty is the A-Class.
As they say at the official Mercedes Benz website, this conceptual car is made for individuals and the main goal of why you might like to buy this 2016 GLA Mercedes Benz:/p>
Perceptible clarity as an expression of modern luxury – that is the design philosophy of Mercedes-Benz. As an SUV the GLA moves between the poles of two core design values: progression and tradition. It is an all-rounder, has SUV genes – and is youthful yet sculpturally pleasant at the same time. The low greenhouse, the higher vehicle body and the large wheel cutouts exude a strong power of attraction. Sharp lines lend definition and precision. The confidently upright front with a central star gives the GLA a competent expression which is intensified by the characteristic look of the headlamps. From a side view, the GLA also embodies power and competence. In contrast to previous SUVs, the GLA is not as bulky and its entry is not as high. As a result it is perfect for the everyday routine of urban people.
The strong and competent appearance of the exterior is continued consistently in the interior. The strong horizontal emphasis and the dynamic design are further characteristics. Added to this is a high sense of perceived value, encompassing the design, the options available and possibilities for combining top-class materials. Matt and high-sheen 3D geometries create an attractive play of light. The large selection of materials and colour combinations for seat covers provides great scope for individualisation.
Watch the previous year review from a different view at 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class SUV post.