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Detroit 2017: Meet the New 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA

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You got a foretaste of it here last week, and now the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA has made its official debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The new edition is scheduled to appear in North American dealerships by the summer of 2017.

Some relatively minor changes have been brought to the design of the model, notably as regards the front fascia which has taken on a sportier edge, fog lights integrated into the bumper and LED head lights that have taken the place of the old bi-xenon ones. Other changes include exhaust pipe finishers and a wider choice of options for the alloy wheels. The GLA250 model will come with a 2.0L, 4-cylinder, 208 HP engine while the AMG GLA45 performance version will up the ante with a 375 HP turbo engine.

Inside, the car will offer owners a standard 8-inch screen, a category-first 360-degree camera and, depending on the options chosen, sport seats and 19-inch AMG wheels. New safety elements include autonomous emergency braking and a drowsiness detector dubbed Attention Assist.


Interior of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
Interior of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA