Mercedes Benz is mulling to fill in the empty space of the compact crossover line up with the GLA trim. It was like a name chaos, the car was earlier named as BLK, then it was changed to GLC and now finally the company has named it 'GLA'. Mercedes Benz new crossover shares its platform with all new W176 A class hatch and W246 B Class, the platform is called Mercedes Front-Wheel Drive Architecture. In terms of Proportions the Merecedes Benz GLA will replicate the Mercedes Benz B class ; it will be 4440 mm long, with by and large width of 1800 mm and the height touching the 1500 mm figure. The wheelbase of the car is also same with 2700mm.
With dimensions like these Mercedes Benz GLA can unnerve the Audi Q3 and Range Rover Evoque, interestingly BMW X1 Fighter is still bigger by 60mm. The GLA is expected to hold a range of 4 cylinder direct injection, petrol and turbocharged diesel engines that are found under the hood of the current A and B-Class models. The GLA will get a front wheel as well a four wheel drive transmission layout. When you talk about the exteriors, the crossover again seems to have taken an inspiration from the A-Class and the B-Class models. The amalgamation if audacious surfacing of the A class model and the cut edge styling of the Concept Style Coupe displayed at the Beijing motor show 2012 are likely to be seen in the GLA Class Crossover.