2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA, Is It A-Class or GLA?. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA is still the long way to go to hit the market. Despite of that, there are many opinions about this car since the photo shot of this car has been spread on the internet. Most of all are how the shape of this car that looks like Mercedes A-Class.
Mercedes that want to try to set their foot on the crossover market by trying to create new series through GLA seems like having a hard time with this opinion. And, if we look at the design or shape, even though it still covered with camouflage paint, we can say that this car is not an independent model from Mercedes.
2020 Mercedes GLA Specifications
While the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift hasn’t been released and shown the exact shape or its specification, but, we can’t deny that that opinion is wrong. The base of our opinion is the MFA (Modular Front-Wheel-Drive Architecture). This new GLA uses the similar MFA like what you can find in A-Class. With using the MFA platforms, we can expect the room for engine and transmission is also the same. Therefore, there is big chance that this new car will have engine and transmission that close to A-Class.
Actually, there are many other proofs that we can use that this car will have A-Class trademark. At least, we can say that GLA will use A-Class as the base model. For example, Mercedes-Benz decision to hit the small crossover market with their product. For this purpose, the Stuttgart engineers use the mule or prototype of GLA-Class using the body of 2018 A-Class.
By using this fact, we also can expect that GLA 2020 is the further development of A-Class. Because of that, it will have better specification and performance than A-Class.
The reason the mule can be used for testing both of car is the MFA2 platform. Both cars use same MFA. Therefore, this mule can be used for different car test. But, there is also bigger chance that GLA will be changed, modified or improved when it is released in the year 2019. So, from the design itself and even MFA platform, there is bigger chance that it will be changed into better and more perfect version.
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Engine, Performance, and Feature
The engine of 2020 GLA45 next year will be the similar engine like what you can find on A45. This means this car will be able to get at least 400 horsepower. More than that, there is also the possibility that this car will be available in the hybrid version with its 48-Volt mild hybrid system.
More than that, there will be many features in it. From GKN Driveline system with the FWD-based 4Matic system, that can give you great drift like what you can find on Ford Focus RS. Furthermore, if Mercedes keep the trend of their car, we also can expect that this car will use three cylinders engine.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA PRICE and release Date
No information at all about this matter. However, by looking at its name, 2020 GLA, we can expect that we can find it on the market on 2019. We just wait until that time to know more about 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA.
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