At the start of the year, Mercedes-Benz whipped the covers off its facelifted GLA crossover at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
And now we have pricing for the updated model (read more about the mid-cycle refresh here), which is due to arrive in South Africa in April.
The local range will still comprise seven derivatives, kicking off with the GLA200, with its front wheels powered by a 1,6-litre turbocharged petrol engine worth 115 kW and 250 N.m. Fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox, this model will be priced at R487 566, an increase of R15 200. Specify the seven-speed automatic transmission and the price rises to R508 452.
Next up is the GLA200d, which draws its urge from a 2,1-litre turbodiesel mill worth 100 kW and 300 N.m. The manual-equipped variant will come in at R513 000, while the self-shifter will cost R21 000 more.
The GLA220d 4Matic, meanwhile, raises those outputs to 130 kW and 350 N.m, and adds all-wheel drive (bumping the price to R593 640). And the GLA250 4Matic makes 155 kW and 350 N.m from its 2,0-litre turbopetrol four-cylinder engine, and likewise features all-wheel drive (at R658 690).
And at the very summit of the line-up? Well, the Mercedes-AMG GLA45 4Matic is still the range-topper, with R862 628 buying you a stonking 280 kW and 475 N.m. This price represents an increase of R23 800 over the pre-facelift model.
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