April 8, 2015 by Joey Wang
This is the Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV, the China-made GLA-Class. Mass production has started and the vehicle will have its public debut on the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show that starts on April 20. Launch on the Chinese car market is scheduled for late May. The GLA will compete head-to-head with the locally made Audi Q3 and BMW X1. The Mercedes-Benz GLA and China have a strong connection; the GLA Concept had its worldwide debut on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
January 16, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
Spy Shots showing the new China-made Mercedes-Benz GLA, scheduled to hit the Chinese auto market in May to compete head-to-head with the locally made Audi Q3 and BMW X1. The Mercedes-Benz GLA and China have a strong connection; the GLA Concept had its worldwide debut on the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show.
August 5, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
The very first Spy Shots showing the China-made Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. Earlier on we heard production would start in 2015 but apparently things are moving much faster. Chinese media say the GLA will hit the Chinese car market in May 2015, that however seems very late as the car loox completely finished.
May 2, 2014 by Joey Wang
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class will be made in China from late 2015. The GLA will be manufactured by the Beijing-Benz joint venture. The Mercedes-Benz GLA will compete head-to-head with the locally made Audi Q3 and BMW X1. The GLA will be available with 122hp or 156hp 1.6 turbo and a 211hp 2.0 turbo.
The GLA is currently not available in China. Imports will start in the second half of this year and will continue until local production starts. The Beijing-Benz joint venture also makes the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class L, and the Mercedes-Benz GLK.
April 20, 2013 by W.E. Ning
The Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV concept debuted on the Shanghai Auto Show. The GLA SUV is based on the platform of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Chinese sources say the production version will (also) be made in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture to compete with the China-made BMW X1 and Audi Q3.