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Trevor Collett | Apr, 10 2014 | 7 Comments

Mercedes-Benz’s player in the local small SUV market - the all-new GLA - makes its Australian debut this week.

Three models will make their way to local showrooms, but, for now, only the entry-level GLA 200 CDI diesel is available, priced from $47,900 plus on-roads.

That entry diesel model will be followed later in the year by the petrol GLA 250 4MATIC and the GLA 45 AMG performer, priced from $57,900 and $79,900 respectively.

The diesel-powered GLA 200 CDI gets a 2.2 litre turbocharged unit, making 100kW and 300Nm while returning 4.3 l/100km.

Both the GLA 250 4MATIC and the GLA 45 AMG get a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine, producing 155kW/350Nm in the GLA 250 and 265kW/450Nm in the AMG version.

A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is the only transmission option, while an ‘on-demand’ system is fitted to all-wheel-drive models, which includes an off-road mode, able to send up to 50 percent of torque to the rear wheels.

Pricing for the entry-level GLA 200 CDI puts it above its rivals from BMW and Audi, with the BMW X1 sDrive18d priced from $46,300, and the Audi Q3 1.4 TFSI, priced from $42,300.

All GLA models in Australia feature a powered tailgate, with other features and options largely mirroring the equivalent A-Class models.

The GLA, however, is noticeably larger than its A-Class hatch stablemate, although both ride on the same 2.69 metre wheelbase.

Other standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation, dual-zone climate-control air-conditioning, parking sensors and a reversing camera.

In GLA 250 form, there's 19-inch alloys, heated front seats with a memory function, adaptive headlights and a sunroof.

Stepping up to the AMG model adds 20-inch AMG wheels, sports suspension, larger brakes, darker exterior accents, advanced satellite navigation and a premium surround-sound audio system.

Safety features include low-speed collision avoidance, blind-spot monitoring, fatigue monitor and a pedestrian-friendly active bonnet.

The AMG model's safety pack is enhanced with active cruise control and lane diversion monitor.


PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

  • GLA 200 CDI - $47,900
  • GLA 250 4MATIC - $57,900
  • GLA 45 AMG - $79,900

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Note: Overseas models pictured, Australian gallery to follow.

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