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SPIED: Merc's compact crossover

2012-10-24 11:45

NEW GENERATION MODEL: These spy shots reveal the Mercedes-Benz compact crossover, the GLA. Claimed to be competition for the Range Rover Evoque.

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Mercedes-Benz has for several years hinted at the possible introduction of a compact crossover. In September 2012, the auto-maker made a statement about its new generation of compact cars which will include five versions, including the A-class, B-class, a new coupe and a crossover.

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Meanwhile, its latest production vehicle, the GLA has been spotted on the road.

EVOQUE COMPETITION

The GLA, regarded as a crossover, will compete with the Range Rover Evoque. It will appear sportier in appearance than the average crossover, although engines are likely to be pulled from current A-, and B-class offerings.  

In other words, expect the GLA to look fast, not go fast (unless, of course, an AMG version is offered). Our exclusive spy shots gives an indication of what to expect in terms of its styling.

The GLA is likely to be available in 2014. The base engine should be a four-cylinder with 157kW and comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It's unclear if front and all-wheel drive configurations will be offered, or just the latter.


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