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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA, GLB pricing and specs detailed: Audi Q3, Q2 and BMW X1, X2 rivals increase in cost

The GLA line-up is now up to $1065 more expensive.

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

GLA200automatic$55,300 (+$200)
GLA250automatic$66,900 (+$400)
AMG GLA35automatic$83,700 (+$765)
AMG GLA45 Sautomatic$108,100 (+$1065)

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB pricing before on-road costs

GLB200automatic$60,200 (+$300)
GLB250automatic$74,100 (+$565)
AMG GLB35automatic$89,300 (+$765)