Mercedes’ second generation GLA crossover has been spied testing once again. Though, this time, the vehicle is checking out its new towing abilities. The feature isn’t too important for the luxury SUV, but it’s always better to have a capable car. We don’t know how many pounds are in the back, but the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA appears to be very capable because the trailer isn’t alone here. No, the high-riding prototype sports some extra weight on the seats, too.
The respectable towing isn’t going to be everything from the new GLA crossover. The SUV will definitely get a larger footprint and a new architecture. The MFA2 platform will enable some extra space and fewer pounds, while a torsional rigidity should be significantly better. Plus, the new generation vehicle will significantly improve handling and comfort, which should be basically the most important characteristic of every compact SUV.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA will get a range of turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The gasoline options will be Mercedes’ of course, while the oil-burner model should rely on Renault’s new 1.6-liter diesel engine. The topping AMG version will get its motivation from the awesome 2.0-liter inline-4 which should be able to spit out around 400 horsepower. The German carmaker will definitely bring a plug-in hybrid option this time, yet the electrified model should arrive sometime later. The potential buyers will be able to choose between front- and 4Matic all-wheel-drive systems.
Stay tuned for new updates.