Mercedes-Benz GLA Launching Soon In India

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Mercedes-Benz India has termed 2014 as its 'Year of Excellence'. Keeping with their promise they had promised to launch ten new models in India. They recently launched its most powerful compact sedan in India, the CLA45 AMG. They have so far launched eight vehicles and two remain.

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The German luxury car maker had showcased its compact SUV at 2014 Auto Expo, which was held in New Delhi. Mercedes-Benz is expected to launch its GLA in India next. They debuted their GLA Class at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

We expect Mercedes-Benz will offer its GLA compact SUV in both petrol and diesel engine options. Globally the German luxury car manufacturer offers its GLA Class with two petrol and two diesel engines. However, it is unclear if they will offer a wide range of engines in India.

  1. 1.6-litre petrol powered engine will produce 156 horsepower.
  2. 2.0-litre petrol engine will be tuned to extract 211 horsepower.
  3. 2.2-litre diesel mill will generate 300 Nm of peak torque and 136 horsepower.
  4. 2.2-litre diesel engine will develop 170 horsepower, along with 350 Nm of torque.

Mercedes-Benz India has not confirmed the pricing of its compact SUV. However, we expect the GLA Class to priced in the range of INR 25,00,000 to INR 35,00,000. The vehicle will be targeted to the young and wealthy, who do not want the hassle of a large vehicle.

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The German luxury car maker will have only one vehicle left to launch post its GLA Class. It is the CLA compact sedan, earlier Mercedes-Benz had launched the power packed AMG version of it. Both these vehicles are expected to do well for the German luxury automotive brand.


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Story first published: Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11:01 [IST]
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