Mercedes-Benz’s new GLA compact crossover undergoing testing in an undisguised A-Class body. However, the prototype in the photos is sitting quite a bit higher than any A-Class we’ve seen.
The GLA became official recently, when at the start of production of the new A-Class at Mercedes’ plant in Rastatt, Germany, the automaker said the factory would also be making a crossover. The full production versions will come with a body that’s only 110 mm longer than the standard A-Class. The engine options will most likely also be pulled from the A-Class, meaning a choice of small displacements turbocharged four-cylinder units with up to about 200 hp. An AMG version is also possible for the GLA, as its brother the A-Class will get a go-fast version.
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