2017 Mercedes GLA (facelift) to debut at 2017 NAIAS - Report

26/12/2016 - 15:44 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Expected to go on sale in Europe in April 2017.

According to a new report from mbpassionblog, the 2017 Mercedes GLA (facelift) will have its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month.

2017 Mercedes GLA (facelift) spy shot
The 2017 Mercedes GLA (facelift) will feature new MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, revised grille and sportive bumper. Image from WalkART.

The 2017 Mercedes GLA won't be changed extensively on the outside. Spy media suggests that the facelifted model will get new Multibeam LED headlamps, tweaked upper grille and modified bumper on the front. The rear-end should be updated with tweaked tail lamps and modified bumper.

The new Mercedes GLA's interior, besides incorporating some aesthetic changes with additional/changed options for the dashboard trim and seat upholstery, should feature more advanced technologies. An updated COMAND infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility and a 360-degree surround-view camera feed's in this system should make the compact SUV more modern.

Mercedes GLA steering wheel and dashboard on the review
The 2017 Mercedes GLA is expected to get a new COMAND infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility. Current model's interior pictured.

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The current range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines are expected to continue with minor power and efficiency revisions. Transmission choices should continue to include 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, with power being sent to the front wheels or all four wheels depending on the configuration chosen.

The new Mercedes GLA is very likely to arrive in India in H1 2017.

[Source: mbpassionblog]

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