Mercedes-Benz Australia has increased the second-generation GLA small SUV and first-generation GLB mid-size SUV’s pricing for the first time.
The five-seat GLA has risen between $200 and $1065, while the related GLB seven-seater is up between $300 and $765.
As a result, the GLA line-up now starts from $55,300 plus on-road costs for the GLA200 and reaches $108,100 for the AMG GLA45 S, while the GLB range now stretches from $60,200 for the GLB200 to $89,300 for the AMG GLB35 (see full pricing tables below).
Speaking to CarsGuide, a Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson confirmed no changes have been made to the Audi Q3 and Q2, and BMW X1 and X2 rivals’ standard specification.
“The price adjustments are down to a number of factors that include Consumer Price Index (CPI) movement and exchange-rate instability,” they explained.
For reference, the front-wheel-drive GLA200 and GLB200 are powered by a 120kW/250Nm 1.3-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine.
Meanwhile, the all-wheel-drive GLA250 and GLB250, AMG GLA35 and AMG GLB35, and AMG GLA45 S step up with 165kW/350Nm, 225kW/400Nm and 310kW/500Nm 2.0-litre units respectively.
The GLA200 and GLB200 are matched to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, while the GLA250, GLB250, AMG GLA35, AMG GLB35 and AMG GLA45 S have eight-speed units.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA pricing before on-road costs
|AMG GLA35||automatic||$83,700 (+$765)|
|AMG GLA45 S||automatic||$108,100 (+$1065)|
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB pricing before on-road costs
|AMG GLB35||automatic||$89,300 (+$765)|