The latest GLA is much better looking than the old one. Yep, the previous model looked more like a hatchback with an elevated ride height, but this new iteration properly looks like a part of Mercedes-Benz’s SUV family.
That’s because it’s taller at 1611mm high, although shorter at 4410mm end to end and wider at 1834mm across. So, it has more traditional SUV proportions with its taller, boxier shape, although it’s still svelte and smooth looking, much like the bigger GLC.
The recently-released GLB, meanwhile, sits between the GLA and GLC, and if you like boxy, then be sure to take a look at that. But smaller suits a city better in many cases, such as parking and piloting narrow streets, and the GLA is the littlest SUV Mercedes-Benz currently offers in Australia.
While the GLA might be small though, it is prestigious and modern looking, especially our GLA 250, which was fitted with several option packs, which enhance the look. More on those a little later.
The glamour isn't just contained to the newcomer's exterior, either, with a pair of 10.25-inch screens stretching across the dash. The stunning cabin in our test car was also boosted by a number of packages/options, which lift it even higher. Much higher.
How much does all this cost? Yes, about that – we’re almost there.