2021 Mercedes GLA
The force is strong with the Mercedes crossover game today. New, tall vehicles of all sizes seem to be growing up constantly with the three-pointed star, consisting of the new GLE, GLS, and GLB that we’ve seen in a rather short period. These spy pictures give us our best appearance at the tiniest of the bunch: The 2021 Mercedes GLA.
2021 Mercedes GLA Spy Shots
We saw one grainy picture of the jacked-up hatchback a few weeks back. That a person looked more like a Mars rover than a suburban rover, with missing out on rear doors and four blue antenna-like rods rising out of the roofing system, this batch of spy photos reveals us a much more total prototype vehicle, giving us a better sense of what to expect come launch time.
Though it’s going to be constructed on Mercedes’ new front-drive architecture we saw in the new A-Class and CLA, the vehicle’s basic shape is staying the same as before. There’s absolutely nothing too rugged or hard about the design we see here– that squared-off body is booked for the bigger GLB. But what were we losing out on before sans rear doors? The camouflage makes it look like though there’s a bulge that starts in the door, leading into the muscular fenders. This body line appears more pronounced and apparent than the present GLAs wandering the world.
Both the headlights and taillights look like their production-ready units. Those taillights may be primarily covered up, however the light signatures poking through appearance similar to the LEDs on the rear of the just-revealed GLB crossover. We believe they look good there, so the rear of the GLA ought to benefit, as well. There’s a lot of areas that are completely covered up in the C-pillar and hatch location that we can only rate for the time being.
2021 Mercedes GLA Engine
Our spy professional photographer discovered this tester driving by Mercedes properties in Stuttgart, Germany. As we discussed in our first GLA spy shot post, this mini crossover will probably be geared up with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Existing quotes place it as a 2021 model year vehicle.