Europe: Mercedes to begin GLA deliveries in March image

The first deliveries of the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLA will start in March, next year, across the Old Continent.

Mercedes-Benz’s answer to the BMW X1 or the Audi Q3 is named the GLA and the model has been officially unveiled a couple of months ago, with its public debut being made in September, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Mercedes-Benz GLA is riding on the MFA platform, the same one used on the A-Class, B-Class and CLA and it will be offered with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive layouts, depending on the version chosen.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA order books will open on the 20th of November and the cheapest entry-level version, the GLA 200, will set you back for 29,304 EUR. This is only available with front-wheel drive. If AWD is what you’re looking for, you should know that the cheapest model offering it is the GLA 250 4MATIC, which costs 37,497 EUR. A GLA 200 CDI diesel will also become available for the model, from 32,130 EUR. The GLA Launch Edition 1 will be available too, adding dual exhaust system aluminum roof rails, bi-xenon headlights, 19-inch AMG alloy wheels and some other tweaks.