Expected to hit the European markets in April 2017.
With the Mercedes A-Class and Mercedes CLA/Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake having received facelifts, the last of the 'Mercedes New Generation Compact Cars' due for its mid-cycle update is the Mercedes GLA. Planned for commercial launch next year, the 2017 Mercedes GLA (facelift) has been spied testing on the public roads in Germany, courtesy walkoART.
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Up front, the changes are new Multibeam LED headlamps, upper grille and bumper with bigger pockets. At the sides, the only notable change seems to be the new door mirror-integrated turn indicators, while at the rear, tweaked tail lamps and a sportier bumper should be the changes.
Inside, the 2017 Mercedes GLA (facelift) should feature some aesthetic changes related to dashboard trim and seat upholstery choices, and an updated COMAND infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration compatibility. A 360-degree surround-view camera is also said to be coming with the MY2017 update.
The 2017 Mercedes GLA (facelift) should soldier on with the current range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, albeit with revisions for power and efficiency, paired with 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic transmissions.
The facelifted Mercedes GLA could arrive in mid-2017 in India, and will be assembled in Chakan, Pune.