Mercedes- Benz announced GLA Compact SUV model in its official debuting in Shanghai. SUV compact is going to compete with BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Based on Modular Front Architecture platform, this model is being captured by photographs during tests and it is expected to appear on this Motor Show.
This is the brand new model of the German producer and it is thought that it is going to attract more clients compared with traditional models. According to the company reports SUV will be on sale in 2014. It will be the same motor used for all other models based on MFA models. It is probable that it will have a four barrels petrol motor which will offer a larger variety of power beginning from 122 hp to 211 and also a oil motor with the same capacity which can give 170 hp.
It is also said that GLA model will divide the most components with A-Class, B-Class, and CLA that will help keeping under control the costs. Joachim Schmidt , marketing and sales director at Mercedes – Benz said that GLA concept brings a new approach to SUV compact which is a sport model.
GLA comes with active first wheels option and it will also begin its way in Indian Vehicle Industry to compete with BMW X1 and AUDI Q3 during 2014- 2015.