The Mercedes GLA facelift is revealed at the Detroit Motor Show, with cosmetic updates for the interior and exterior and an increased ride height.
It’s not exactly what BMW has done with the latest X1, but it does differentiate the GFA further from the A -Class, although it’s still a long way off being a proper small SUV.
The extra 30mm on the ride height comes as standard, although you can delete it, and joins the cosmetic changes Mercedes has wrought to create a refreshed GLA for 2017.
Cosmetic stuff includes the usual facelift fodder of new bumpers and tweaked lights, a bit of a play with the aerodynamics and the option of ‘Canyon Beige’ paint. We know, it’s hard to contain your excitement.
The interior gets a bit of a titivate too, with some new materials and switches and some added options like a surround camera and kick to open boot.
Engine options remain unchanged in the UK for 2017, although you can have 4MATIC four-wheel drive on the GLA 220.
The range-topping AMG GLA 45 gets some additional tweaks, with a new AMg grille, two-tone 20″ alloys, pretend leather dash top with red stitching, instrument tweaks and some extra AMG badging. Just so you know.
The 2017 Mercedes GLA goes on sale today, 9 January 2017) at Mercedes’ UK dealers.
2017 Mercedes GLA Video