The second-gen GLA model didn’t arrive yet. However, we already saw the latest spy shots of the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45. If you want more ground clearance, than this is the model for you. The new model has been spotted in southern Germany, wearing heavy camouflage. Some cues are still visible, such as premium 20-inch wheels or the front grille.
New AMG GLA 45 will also provide more power than the Audi’s RS Q3 model. Mercedes-AMG is a high-performance version, and it comes with a potent 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It will look very sporty and classy. On top of that, interior will be a thing of luxury, and we can’t wait to see full details about this model.
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Spy Shots
New 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 looks small, and it seems like it borrows a lot of cues from the company’s sedans. It is a similar styling as on the A35 model. AMG will introduce new Panamericana grille with vertical slats.
Whatsoever, Mercedes is opting vertically-oriented exterior features this time around. The new model is basically a compact crossover, and it comes with plenty of sportiness. The latest spy shots are showing premium 20-inch wheels and quad exhaust pipes.
Impressive Interior Design
As for the interior, the upcoming 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 will look almost the same as its A45 hatchback sibling. The German manufacturer will offer a dual-screen infotainment system and plenty of digital dials. The cabin looks unique, and the graphics are truly impressive. The dashboard is extremely modern, and the flat-bottom steering wheel is wrapped in Alcantara leather.
Everything inside looks premium, including the latest contrast stitching and black piano inserts. The comfort is on a high level, and you won’t find many comfortable models. Furthermore, sporty crossover is offering integrated headrests and additional safety aids.
Performance, Transmission, Acceleration
Premium high-performance compact crossover is a thing nowadays. Audi’s RS Q3 model is one fine example with its 2.5-liter turbo-five engine. This unit is capable of producing 395 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. However, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 will beat that with ease. This crossover will ride on a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The same output can be found under the hood of the A45 hatchback and CLA 45 sedan. Now, here is the catch.
Hatchback and sedan models are delivering 382 horses and 354 lb-ft of twists. New AMG GLA 45 crossover will generate an impressive 415 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available. Moreover, Mercedes is offering its 4Matic AWD system with AMG Torque control. Finally, compact crossover will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in four seconds.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Price and Release Date
German manufacturer didn’t say anything about the pricing details or the release date. We can expect new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 to arrive at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2020. If not, LA Auto Show this November is the second and less likely outcome.