• Mercedes-Benz unveils updated GLA crossover in Detroit [NAIAS Video]


    Mercedes-Benz unveiled an updated GLA at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, bringing updated looks and more equipment for the car’s mid-cycle refresh.

    Outside, the GLA was given improved aerodynamics to go along with its updated look, which includes new bumpers, wheel designs and a new color, Canyon Beige. There’s also a new off-road suspension package that raises the car 30 mm for a more rugged appearance and more off-road ability. LED headlights are also available.

    The interior was also updated with some additional chrome accents, and the iPad-on-a-stick display is slimmer, and the gauge cluster has been updated for better legibility.

    The AMG-badged GLA45 gets the same upgrades, with an even stronger front end befitting the AMG badge. The roof spoiler was also redesigned for more downforce.

    Engines remain the same for the two GLAs, but the AMG’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gets shorter gear ratios from third to seventh gear.

    Both cars get enhanced safety features like a 360-degree camera, autonomous braking and drowsiness warnings.

    While Mercedes-Benz hasn’t announced pricing, the new GLA will go on sale in the summer.

    Check out the full video above to find out all we know about the updated GLA, and stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates from Detroit.

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    John Inama
    John Inama
    John’s love of cars started an early age. He bought his first issue of Road & Track at age 12, and has wanted to be an automotive writer ever since. He believes in the old adage that it’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. When not writing about cars, John is a professional computer geek and lives with his wife and dogs on the high plains of Wyoming.

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    1. I’m 6’1 and fit the a gla front and back , I test drove it and it has the same beefy monstrous Exhaust note as the srt4 or Evo hopefully the pricing is still competive good job Benz

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