New Mercedes-Benz GLA starts at £25.9K

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Prices for the latest Mercedes-Benz GLA have been announced, just as the facelifted crossover makes its debut at the Detroit motor show.

Order books are now open for the updated car, which challenges the likes of the BMW X1. It will arrive on UK roads in April at a starting price of £25,880.

The changes centre on minor revisions to the styling and interior and more equipment. The car is also made to look more like an SUV by specifying off-road suspension as standard, raising the ride height by 30mm. Lowered suspension is on the options list

Five-strong engine range

Three petrol engines will be available, the entry-level GLA 200 producing 156hp and combined cycle fuel economy of 50.4mpg, with CO2 emissions of 131g/km. The GLA 250 and Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 both come with 4Matic all-wheel-drive, with the range-topping 45 boasting 381hp.

Two diesel variants are also on offer, both with 4Matic. The 200 d offers 136hp with 67.3mpg and 108g/km, while the 220 d has 177hp on tap.

Like the previous SE, Sport or AMG Line trim levels are on offer for the Mercedes-Benz GLA. SE models now include Keyless-Go starting function as standard, Apple CarPlay compatability, a reversing camera and off-road comfort suspension.Mercedes-Benz GLA 02

Option packs on all cars include Premium at £1,695 and comprising Garmin satellite navigation, parking pilot and LED high performance headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist functions.

The Premium Plus package, at £2,995, also adds a Keyless-Go Comfort package and a panoramic sunroof.

Special editions add variety

Two special editions are also on offer. Prices for the WhiteArt Edition start from £31,260 on the GLA 200 – based on AMG Line trim, it adds the Premium Package, 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels with a high-sheen finish, black leather upholstery with white and crystal grey stripes and black floor mats.

GLA 45 models can be specified with the Yellow Night Edition, priced from £53,135. It adds an AMG aerodynamics package and Night package, 20-inch AMG 10-spoke alloy wheels with yellow-painted rims; body styling with painted yellow details, cosmos black metallic paint, the Keyless-Go Comfort package; an AMG performance steering wheel in Nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre and upholstery in Artico leather and Dinamica with yellow highlight stripes.

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The Yellow Night Edition pack is available for the range-topping GLA 45.

Andrew Charman

Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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