The new Mercedes GLA 2020 is debuting this fall. The company will introduce the fresh subcompact luxury crossover SUV, that will respond to BMW’s and Audi’s challenges. The German carmakers announced new versions of their vehicles, and in the same class, we will see the new Lexus UX. Changes on the 2020 GLA are significant. Spy photos of the crossover are showing enough to expect some big things in the future.
The Mercedes GLA 2020 will keep its sporty hatchback-like shape. It will make it different from the upcoming boxy GLB crossover. The German carmaker will probably increase the ground clearance since the low stand received a lot of critics recently. Also, it will make access easier. The new GLA model will bring new colors, and the top of the range model is again AMG.
Mercedes GLA 2020 Changes
The new Mercedes GLA 2020 will keep current drivetrains. However, the changes in the body will make it fresh and more attractive. The crossover will stand higher. Besides the easier access, that will mean the GLA can go off-road. A larger gap between body and ground will allow you to go over some terrains. The MFA2 platform underpins the crossover, so we will see a lot of similarities with A-Class vehicles.
Engines and Specs
Under the hood of the Mercedes GLA 2020 is going to sit the 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. It creates the same amount of power as before. Biggest models in the lineup, GLE, and GLS, will connect their drivetrains to electric motors. However, the GLA is not going to use the EQ Boost hybrid system. The power output for this model is 210 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standards, and with it, you need 7 seconds for 0-60 mph sprint. The all-wheel drive needs slightly more time to do the same (0.2 seconds).
Mercedes AMG GLA 2020
If you need more power and more options, then the 2020 Mercedes AMG GLA 45 will be a much better option. However, the subcompact crossover becomes too expensive, and that is the major downside. How to explain to someone that you can buy a Ford Expedition or Toyota Sequoia for the same cash as this version of the GLA subcompact model? Hardly. But, the AMG badge means the power raises to 375 hp and torque to 350 lb-ft. It also needs 4.5 seconds to sprint to 60 mph.
Release Date, Price, Spy Photos
The new Mercedes GLA 2020 has been spied. However, we still don’t know when it is going to be released. Well, the 2020 YM is coming this fall, but some rumors are saying the big redesign will be ready for 2021 season. The company is probably paying more attention to the upcoming GLB model, also called Baby G-Class.
The price of the Mercedes GLA 2020 will remain the same if the company delays the redesign. That means the best offer is $34,000. After the revisit, the cost will gain at least $1,000 or more. The AMG model starts at $55,000. Additional packages can make this version as expensive as some SUVs with V8 engines and some premium features.