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.
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.