Launched: Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift

Be Young

Presented in 2013 for the first time, the GLA was introduced as a new compact SUV range to the A-class Mercedes line-up. Becoming considerably popular in China, USA, Germany and Great Britain, the manufacturer has made quite an impact as the GLA proves relatively small from the outside, yet is spacious in design. Combined with the versatility of the model on any terrain, it is understandable that Mercedes have sold over 2 million if these models. Four years after the first GLA was launched, what can you expect from the new GLA facelift? Is it worth it and has the GLA range undergone considerable changes?

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Mercedes-Benz SUVs: The best SUVs for every terrain


Mercedes-Benz South Africa (Pty) Ltd

2015 was ‘The Year of the SUV’ for Mercedes-Benz as they introduced new models to their already extensive SUV range. This refreshed SUV range includes four all-new additions to the extensive SUV range from Mercedes-Benz – the sporty GLA, the luxurious GLC, the stylish GLC Coupé and the sexy GLE Coupé – and the new-generation GLE and GLS model ranges. 

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Bekendstelling: Mercedes-Benz GLC en ander G-modelle

Die Namib (en Kalahari) se Plaaspadpioniers!

Mercedes-Benz van Suid-Afrika het so-pas ‘n wye en nuwe reeks viertrekmodelle losgelaat op die mees gepaste plek; plaaspaaie en rowwe, regte rowwe voetspoorpaaie in die Namib. Behalwe die hoekige, alombekende Geländewagen wat reeds in 1979 op die toneel verskyn het, en uiterlik nie maklik van die oer-model onderskei kan word nie, was daar die GLC koepee-tipe sportnutsvoertuig en ook die opvolger van die gewilde M-klas, die GLE.

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz B220 CDI

The bolder lines

In honour of recent name changes in the Mercedes-Benz model codes, and to better describe the virtues of our latest test car, this text is brought to you by the letter B. Insert Sesame Street jingle here. The model tested was a snow white B220 CDI with black leather interior and optional AMG goodies.

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz GLA200 CDI

The alluring ticket

Purpose. It’s a subject I can’t shake every time I test a new car and the most fascinating topic when discussing people’s choice of vehicle. There’s no rule or law which dictates the proper use of a vehicle which is why you’ll find 4×4’s on the school run and small Asian rentals knee-deep in Sossusvlei sand.

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