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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has introduced an improved version of their GLA class in 2020. The GLA Class is a crossover version of the A-Class models. It received a facelift that is more refined based on the company’s Modular Front Architecture (MFA) platform.
It comes in two variants respectively. The base variant is the GLA 200 Progressive Line and the second variant, the GLA 250 AMG Line which comes with a 4MATIC all-wheel drive mode.
The measurements are 4,410 mm in length, 1,834 mm in width, 1,611 mm in height, 1,495 kg in weight and a wheelbase spanning 2,700 mm.
The GLA 250 AMG Line gets a new more daunting face with a larger grille and turbine vents inside. A functional centre inlet positioned underneath the grille. Overall giving it a more refined front look.
The rear of the GLA 250 AMG Line exhibits a robust outlook with a sporty diffuser that covers around the twin exhaust system and a roof edge spoiler to top it all off, giving it a more masculine outlook.
The front headlamps are fitted with LED high-performance headlamps.
The tail lamps are fitted with two-piece trapezoidal LED lights. The size is slimmer than its predecessor and illuminates in a rectangular-shaped light.
The side mirrors fold in and out automatically at the touch of a button. Comes with an auto-dimmable function on the driver’s side for better vision at night.
The GLA 250 AMG Line is equipped with sleek looking twin-spoke light-alloy 19-inch rims, which is an inch larger than the base variant.
The dashboard looks futuristic and sleek with its flat-bottomed steering wheel that has touchpads for easy access. It has a tablet-style display and the centre of the dashboard is designed with a freestanding display panel.
Made up of two fully digitalised 10.25-inch instrument and infotainment displays.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line is fitted with the 8-way power-adjustable function with a seat-warmer for the front seats and reclining and sliding functions for the rear seats. It is upholstered in either Artico man-made leather or Dinamica microfiber.
Front occupants have no issues with space as there is plenty of leg and shoulder room and the seats are positioned slightly higher for better vision. The rear seating is improved with an extra 4.5-inches of legroom.
There are 2 cup holders located in the centre console between the driver and passenger which is suitable for different sized containers. The rear space gets 2 bottle holders positioned on the sides of the doors and 2 more in the rear centre armrest.
It has a 110-volt outlet, wireless charging pad and two USB ports. However, it is only equipped with USB-C ports thus an adaptor is required for older devices.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line offers ample boot space of 495 litres. It is 85 mm wider than the previous model.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line has an Active Braking Assist, Autonomous Braking System, Active Parking Assist with Parktronic, Blind spot warning system, exit warning function, reverse camera and a Pre-Safe Plus function which detects a potential rear impact.
Passive safety includes seatbelt pre-tensioners and seven airbags. Consists of front passenger airbags, knee bags and window airbags in which the airbags cover both the front and rear seats.
Five drive modes available - Eco, Sport, Comfort , Individual and All-wheel drive.
Features the twin 10.25-inch Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system which comes with augmented reality navigation, learning software and ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice control. Apart from Bluetooth streaming, it supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Active Parking Assist with Parktronic function makes parallel parking easier and the Pre-Safe Plus function increases the driver’s safety in which it firmly applies the brakes to minimise the forward jolt of the car in cases of impact from the rear.
The GLA 250 AMG Line gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine that produces 224 PS at 5,500 rpm and 350 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm.
The GLA 250 AMG Line features the Mercedes-Benz in-house gearbox paired with a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT).
Power is sent to all 4 wheels with the 4Matic system for the GLA 250 AMG Line.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line can make the century sprint in 6.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 240 km/h.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line consumes about 6.5L of fuel for every 100 km.
It has a keyless entry with a push-to-start button, hands-free powered tailgate, parking assist, ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice control system and a wireless charging pad.
The GLA 250 AMG Line has 2 rear air vents which are located at the centre leg space of the rear cabin.
The seats are comfortable as it has lumbar support. The ride comfort is decent for an SUV as it is not too firm.
The sound insulation can be better, it produces 66db at 90 km/h and 70db at 130 km/h.
In terms of looks, even though it is slightly bulky looking, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line still has that sporty essence. The interior, on the other hand, is very luxurious and high-tech with its MBUX display. It really lives up to the Mercedes quality.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line is categorized to be a compact SUV, however, the compact design is engineered to still be comfortable and spacious.
For those who are looking for a sporty SUV but are worried about the vehicle not being spacious, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line offers both aspects generously with a fair price of RM285, 337.