Mercedes-Benz small SUV to be named the GLA image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to develop a new entry-level crossover which will be named the GLA and will be based on the same platform as the new A-Class.

Even if there is no official word on the future small German crossover from the company just yet, the guys at carmagazine.co.uk are saying that the new Mercedes-Benz model will be named the GLA. According to our source, the Mercedes-Benz GLA will share the same platform with the W176 A-Class and the W246 B-Class, the MFA (Mercedes Front-Wheel Drive Architecture) and the model will be similar in size to thee B-Class, which is actually 4,440 mm long, 1,800 mm wide and 1,500 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm and 500 liters of trunk capacity.

On a first look, the Mercedes-Benz GLA won’t battle the new segment ruled by the Nissan Juke and in which models like the Audi Q2 are getting ready to enter, along with the Opel / Vauxhall Mokka, Ford EcoSport or the Peugeot 2008, and the German vehicle will be a direct rival to the five-door Range Rover Evoque, Audi Q3 and BMW X1, with the latter having a 60mm longer wheelbase. More details on the Mercedes-Benz GLA will be announced later on.