The Mercedes-Benz GLA has always been about being hip and young, offering stylish transport for those with an active lifestyle. The same holds true for the second-generation GLA200 AMG Line, which debuts today in the Philippines via digital launch.
While it may be considered as the entry level SUV in the Merc family, it still comes with all the luxury, tech, and prestige of the three-pointed star. This is obvious from the moment it drives up to you with that diamond grille with chrome pins. This is flanked by sleek headlamps and complemented by a ruggedly handsome front fascia.
The sides have the requisite bulges for that tough yet sophisticated SUV stance. This is further enhanced by 5 twin spoke alloy rims. And for this iteration, the GLA is larger than its predecessor, serving up even more passenger and cargo room.
This can be seen in the versatile cabin with a higher seating position to improve visibility. The rear seats, on the other hand, are of the 40/20/40 split-fold variety that translates to increased cargo and passenger carrying capability.
This being a hip and young Mercedes-Benz, only the latest in tech are part of the package. The main highlight is the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) that features a 7-inch display for the instrument cluster and infotainment system. MBUX can be controlled by either a touchpad on the center console, steering wheel touch control buttons, or voice commands with the phrase, Hey Mercedes.
With safety being a hallmark of Mercedes-Benz, the GLA200 AMG Line comes with Intelligent Drive that boasts of such goodies as Active Brake Assist, ATTENTION Assist, Active Park Assist, and even Tire Pressure monitor. All these help ensure that you stay out of harm’s way as you go about your active adventures.
All this is powered by a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 163bhp and 184lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 7G-Tronic dual clutch transmission driving the front wheels, it promises adequate punch and economical motoring wherever you take it.
The second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA200 AMG Line is now available at all Mercedes-Benz Philippines dealership for a Suggested Retail Price of P3,290,000