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Car Tech Video: 2015 Mercedes GLA

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Car Tech Video: 2015 Mercedes GLA

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A new flavor of Mercedes crossover for a younger crowd.

Here is the GLA, the latest Mercedes model, a four-door compact crossover in the small car range the company has never pursued in the US before. The front three quarters of the thing is easy enough on the eyes, but the side off ramp takes a little time to reconcile with the three-pointed star at least in my mind. I expect few surprises in the cabin, primarily just a little less of the Mercedes bounty of tech. Company boss, Dieter Zetsche, is refreshingly honest when he says the GLA isn't for climbing Mount Everest, but it will at least get you up and over the edge of a lawn. Thank you. The GLA is gonna have a tough room to work when it arrives in the US late 2014. Audi Q3, Range Rover Evoque, and BMW X1 will already be in there having a cocktail, but Mercedes cache will help this one find its footing alongside its CLA compact sedan sibling. Ballpark a GLA in around the low to mid 30s with a 4-cylinder turbo, 7-speed automatic, and 4MATIC all-wheel drive; though in 2015, a tail dragging version might be made available as well.

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