Updated Mercedes-Benz GLA now on sale in Australia

Mitchell Jones

The Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift has landed in Australia, bringing bolder and more truck-like styling to the A-Class-based crossover, plus new technology in brought in.

The front-end benefits from more angular headlights and a more detailed grille, which is reminiscent of the GLE and features a more aggressive look. Inside, there’s a new instrument cluster and interior trims.

Standard equipment is boosted by the addition of LED headlamps, an available 360-degree camera, and hands-free boot opening (foot operated) available on all except base GLA 180. New wheels are available too, including vanadium silver 18-inch alloys on the GLA 220d and 20-inch AMG jobbies on the flagship GLA 45 AMG 4MATIC.

Two new special editions join the range. The WhiteArt is available on non-AMG GLAs and adds ARTICO trim with DINAMICA microfibre and stripes, sports steering wheel, white air vent accents, 19-inch multi-spoke rims, a stripe package and five colour options. It adds between $3780 and $3280, depending on variant.

The Yellow Night Edition adds the DINAMICA microfibre stitching inside and yellow highlights, plus AMG Aerodynamics pack, unique grille and more, which is $3990 on top of the Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC.

Mercedes says the new model is on sale now, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs):

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 180 – $43,900
2017 Mercedes-Benz  GLA 220 d – $51,200
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC – $60,700
2017 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 4MATIC – $89,500

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