The all-new 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA will continue with changes and upgrades. This small crossover looks premium and comes with a recognizable exterior design. Despite its smaller dimensions, we found the GLA model very handsome and modern. The manufacturer plans to introduce mid-cycle refreshments, which is a good thing.
While we don’t expect to see major changes, this crossover will deliver a couple of visual tweaks. On top of that, the interior will gain the newest high-tech features and much more. The performances won’t change as Mercedes plans to offer the same three engines. The sales will begin later in 2021.
2022 Mercedes GLA Looks Attractive
This is Mercedes’ smallest crossover at the moment. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA looks tiny, but its design is very attractive. Furthermore, this model wears a lot of modern and familiar styling cues. The result is a small and handsome crossover that grabs the attention on the roads or parking spots. The aerodynamics are surprisingly great and GLA does offer good fuel economy. As for the 2022MY, Mercedes plans to introduce mild improvements.
First of all, the front fascia comes with a modified radiator grille with more black inserts. New LED headlights are reportedly in the works and the rear section will offer reshaped taillights. The bumpers seem to be slightly wider, but we can’t confirm this yet. Lastly, Mercedes will introduce new exterior colors as well.
The interior of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA comes with even more high-tech amenities than before. Mercedes didn’t surprise us here as the German manufacturer always goes for the best solutions. Thanks to that, the new GLA offers a more modern interior. Furthermore, GLA will also gain the newest safety aids. A new set of air vents is a nice touch, along with the updated instrument panel.
A virtual dashboard is available in the range-topping trim levels and it looks very futuristic. All trim levels are getting more standard features, and some optional features as well. Luxury is guaranteed, especially inside the upper trim levels. However, even the base trim level is more than premium.
Three Different Outputs
As we already wrote, the new 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA won’t introduce any sort of performance upgrade. This small crossover will once again offer the same three powertrain options. A 2.0-liter turbo-four engine is standard and it can produce 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes offers a standard front-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
The same engine powers the GLA 35 model but it generates more power, up to 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, GLA 45 variant is the most powerful one. It uses the same but re-tuned engine and it develops 382 horsepower and 355 lb-ft of twisting power.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA Price, Release Date
The upcoming 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover starts at around $37,000. The price didn’t significantly increase, which is another good thing. If you want the GLA 35 variant, you’ll have to pay $47,000. The GLA 45 model will cost you almost $56,000. Mercedes will launch its smallest crossover later this year. The GLA model will continue to compete with models such as BMW X2, Audi Q3, and Lexus UX.