The all-new 2024 Mercedes GLA is debuting soon. The subcompact luxury crossover is going to be redesigned and the fresh look should draw the attention of younger buyers. Well, the GLA is not the best option for long family trips, but everyday commuting is its best purpose. Reasons why you should go after this Mercedes’ product are its agility and fuel economy. We can say that the interior is spacious, compared to rivals from the same class, and having in mind this is a subcompact crossover. But, the fact is – there is no enough room at the back. If you need an improvement, a compact crossover or a mid-size SUV are some of the options.
We still don’t know precisely what will the 2024 Mercedes GLA redesign bring. The fresh look outside and inside is certain. The company will use it as a reason for the price increase. The GLA is already a pretty expensive vehicle. The base offer starts from $37,000. For this money, you can buy a mid-size three-row non-premium SUV, or a pickup truck (you can find a list of available truck-based SUVs HERE). But, there won’t be all the luxurious stuff Mercedes is offering and advanced technology for infotainment and safety systems.
Under the Hood
Albeit the styling changes, the 2024 Mercedes GLA will keep a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine as the base configuration. It provides 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Engineers might squeeze a bit more power from it to spice up the offer. Outputs are making the crossover more interesting since there are no too many subcompact models with more than 200 ponies. An eight-speed DCT sends power to the front wheels. Mercedes is offering 4Matic AWD as the optional upgrade, while larger crossovers and SUVs are using it as the standard setup.
Fuel economy is one of the advantages of this kind of vehicle. The GLA will return around 30 mpg combined, which is not bad knowing it cracks 220 hp. On highways, the gas mileage jumps to 35 mpg. All-wheel drive system is not consuming too much fuel. In Europe, the crossover is available with diesel units, while the hybrid is probably not going to happen.
2024 Mercedes GLA AMG
The AMG package is the top option for all vehicles with the tri-point star badge. Even the subcompact crossover is going to offer such an upgrade, mainly under the hood. There, you find a 2.0-liter four-banger, but this time it cracks 302 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. This is at the same level as some large SUVs. The GLA AMG 35 is going to use big wheels, probably 19-inchers. Further upgrades include premium leather upholstery, paddle shifters, sports steering wheel, larger displays, unique exterior details, and higher price. You will have to pay more than $55k for a version that can accelerate 0-60 mph in just 4 seconds. That is the AMG 45 package. some of the AMG upgrades are also available for the base configuration (AMG Line).
Electric Version (Mercedes EQA)
Instead of a hybrid model, the company is developing an all-electric crossover. The EQ platform is going to underpin various future EVs, including the 2024 Mercedes GLA, or the EQA. From our sources, we know that the electric drivetrain is ready, and the compact vehicle is in the final stages of development. According to experts, the EQA is coming out first, and then we will see other crossovers and SUVs.
The vehicle is already available in Europe. It can produce 180 hp and the range is 200 miles. The new version could get a larger battery and the range upgrade to 250 miles. Max speed is not impressive, 99 mph, and 0-60 mph sprint takes 9 seconds. Experts estimate the price to be $55,000.
2024 Mercedes GLA Redesign Expectations and Release Date
The all-new GLA crossover is not debuting before 2023. The sales should start after mid-season. Also, the price will be updated. The reason is a big redesign. The current generation was released in 2019 it is time for the mid-cycle update. Mercedes can also launch the third generation of the subcompact crossover. For now, the info about moves on the 2024 Mercedes GLA is short. The carmaker is working on the new version, but they don’t share details, mostly because of the competition.
The crossover could be a bit larger, which is excellent news for the interior. Still, the vehicle is not going to be too spacious. Most changes are coming on the outside. Everything we say now is just a guess, while the official announcement is missing. We can expect spokesmen to step up during 2023 to unveil some pieces about the new 2024 Mercedes GLA.