Dynamic all the way: The new GLA

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia recently launches the new upgraded Mercedes-Benz GLA 200, representing the entry point into the brand’s successful SUV family. The sporty compact SUV showcases a range of enhancements seamlessly blending modern technology with everyday practicality.

Amanda Zhang, CEO & President, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said,“We are delighted to introduce the new Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 to our valued customers. Locally assembled at Pekan, Pahang, this compact SUV is crafted to accommodate adventures, big and small, catering to the diverse lifestyles of our customers.Featuring a bold radiator grille and muscular vehicle shoulder, it boasts a sporty and confident stance. Inside, the new GLA exudes a generous spatial feel, meeting the highest standards of aesthetics.”

Mercedes-Benz is upgrading the compact GLA SUV with numerous innovations and more extensive equipment. The new radiator grille with central Mercedes-Benz star, single louvre, and accents in black enhances the powerful character. In addition, the bonnet with discreetly suggested power domes underlines the self-confident appearance. The redesigned front bumper with visual underride protection points to the new GLA's off road genes. The rear bumper now comes with a diffuser further accentuating the sportiness of the exterior. The front apron with simulated underguard in silver, reinforces the confident look of the new GLA.

The new GLA has a modernised light signature featuring powerful LED High Performance front headlamps equipped with Adaptive Highbeam Assist and LED rear lights. The headlamps illuminate the road with a wide beam and pleasant warm-white light much more precisely and generously. Front fog lamps spread the light widely and illuminate peripheral areas better for safer driving in difficult conditions. Mercedes-Benz is expanding the range of options with the new Spectral Blue metallic paint finish. The new GLA stands on 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, aerodynamically optimised, painted in tremolite grey with a high-sheen finish.

The 10.25-inch free-standing double screen offers a holistic high-tech experience and enhance the open-plan architecture. The refreshed multifunction sports steering wheel which now includes new touch-control panels is upholstered in leather.

The new GLA is equipped with comfort seats and they are upholstered in ARTICO man-made leather in black. The Star Pattern trim elements within the cabin blends in harmoniously while also creating exciting contrasts. As such it reinforces and underscores the interior design. Variable folding options for the backrests make the GLA SUV a flexible means of transport for everyday use.

The new GLA also steps up in terms of safety assistance. The Blind Spot Assist and Exit Warning Assist keeps the driver alert while maneuvering city streets and cruising along highways. The Active Brake Assist can help to mitigate the consequences of a collision with other road users. This assistance system can help to avoid collisions with moving or stationary vehicles in front. The new GLA comes with Parking Package with reverse camera and Mirror Package.

DYNAMIC SELECT accessible via the steering wheel touch-control panels or the central display offers different drive programs with setting options for the engine, transmission, suspension, and steering. With the SPORT mode, driving is emphatically dynamic while, in the basic COMFORT mode, it is very balanced. ECO, on the other hand, focuses on efficiency, saves fuel and money.

KEYLESS-GO Comfort Package allows drivers to open, start and lock their vehicle simply by carrying their key with them. HANDS-FREE ACCESS also lets drivers conveniently open and close the tailgate with a kicking motion under the bumper. In addition, simply open and close the EASY-PACK tailgate electrically. This makes loading and unloading the luggage compartment even more convenient.

For an added ease of mind, the new GLA comes with GUARD 360° Vehicle protection offering all-round monitoring of the vehicle's surroundings - for example with the anti-theft alarm system and tow-away protection with visual and audible warning. Included with the new GLA is TIREFIT and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Latest MBUX generation with intuitive operation and adaptive software
The new GLA now also features the latest generation of MBUX. In combination with the three Navigation, Assistance and Services modes plus the 64 colour Ambient Lighting, there are numerous individualisation options. All previous functions such as Media, Phone, Vehicle etc. are still available. They can be conveniently operated via the touchscreen or the touch-control panels on the steering wheel.

Revision of the telematics system focused on a new design and improved performance. In addition to new display styles and improved performance, the high level of networking is also impressive. For example, Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now available wirelessly. For further connectivity, the new GLA comes with USB Package Plus. There is a total of 5 fast-charging USB-C ports which are now all illuminated.

The new GLA is powered by a 1.3-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine combined with the 7G-DCT automatic transmission. It can achieve 0-100 km/h acceleration in 8.9 seconds thanks to 120 kW (163 hp) and a maximum torque of 250 Nm.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA at a glance:


GLA 200

Displacement (cc)


Rated Output (kW[hp]/rpm)

120 [163]/5,500

Rated Torque (Nm/rpm)

250/2,000 – 3,500

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (sec)


Top speed (km/h)


Kerb weight/payload (kg)


Recommended Retail Price* with 10% Sales Tax

RM 258,888

*On the road without Insurance

Equipment Included in Vehicle Price

Equipment List

Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Progressive Line

1,322cc / 120 kw / 163 hp / 250Nm

Transmission and Technology

1.3L 4-cylinder petrol engine

7G-DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission

Comfort suspension


Exterior Features

Progressive Line

45.7cm (18-inch) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels

LED High Performance headlamps

Adaptive Highbeam Assist

Polished aluminium roof rails

Electrically folding and adjustable exterior mirror

Front fog lamps

Comfort and Interior Features

ARTICO man-made leather - black

Star Pattern trim elements

Comfort seats

Electrically adjustable front seats with memory function

Leather multifunction sports steering wheel

Folding rear seat backrests

THERMATIC automatic climate control

Light and Sight Package

Ambient lighting with 64 colors

Automatically dimming rear-view mirror

Stowage compartment in centre console with retractable cover

Velour floor mats

Double cup holder

Safety and Assistance Package

Parking Package with reverse camera

Active Parking Assist

Blind Spot Assist

Exit Warning Assist

Active Brake Assist

KEYLESS-GO Comfort package



EASY-PACK tailgate

GUARD 360° Vehicle protection

Anti-theft alarm system

Interior monitoring system

Tow-away protection with visual and audible warning

Knee airbag

Rear seat belts status indication in the instrument display


Tyre pressure monitoring system

Multimedia System

Communications module (LTE) for the use of Mercedes me connect services

Mercedes-Benz emergency call system

MBUX multimedia system (NTG 7)

10.25" MBUX multimedia system

10.25" all-digital instrument display

Smartphone integration

Apple CarPlay

Android Auto

Wireless charging system for mobile devices

USB Package Plus