With just one week to go before the, automakers are throwing out the last batch of teasers. Mercedes is one of those late bloomers with its 2018 GLA-Class crossover.
It's hard to believe, but theis already three model years old. That means it's due for a mid-cycle refresh, and that's exactly what Mercedes is bringing to Detroit early next week.
Based on the teaser image provided, it's not a huge change. There are new fog lights and a different grille up front, and the obscured headlights likely point to some changes there, as well. There are also some slight changes to the front bumper -- and it would be reasonable to assume that there are similar changes out back, as well.
Mid-cycle refreshes are light, and that delicate touch is expected to affect the interior, too. The GLA-Class isn't an old car, so don't expect much. But if I were a betting man, I'd place my chips on updated interior tech, like infotainment. We'll find out for sure next week when the updated GLA steps into the spotlight.
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