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Mercedes to reveal facelifted GLA

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Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser image of its facelifted GLA crossover ahead of its planned reveal at the Detroit Motor Show next week.

The visual changes are expectedly subtle, but include a new grille design with rugged-looking louvres similar to those on the E-Class All Terrain, and the front bumper has been tweaked, with round fog lights added to the lower bumper. The biggest change at the opposite end is likely to be a pair of redesigned taillights.

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On the features front you can expect the GLA to follow the facelifted A-Class in offering the four-mode Dynamic Select system with adaptive damping.

The GLA is also likely to inherit its sibling’s (optional) 20cm infotainment screen to freshen up the cabin along with new trim colours and revised materials.

The engine line-up will almost certainly continue as before, with the petrol line-up comprising GLA 200 (115kW), GLA 250 (155kW) and GLA45 AMG (280kW) models, while diesel-heads will choose between the GLA 200d (100kW) and GLA 220d (130kW).

It won’t be a long wait for local consumers as the facelifted GLA is set to make its SA debut during the second quarter of this year.

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