The marginally bigger, barely boxier GLB doesn’t value far more and rides on the identical platform. It will get the same record of updates.
Mercedes hasn’t disclosed 2024 pricing but. The 2023 GLA begins at $37,500. The 2023 GLB begins at $39,800. Each will seemingly see worth will increase for the brand new mannequin yr, however not sufficient to upset the order of the entry-level luxurious SUV market.
GLA Visible Replace
For the extra coupe-like GLA, the modifications are refined up entrance. Mercedes says the grille is new, with a extra “highly effective character.” However we have now hassle recognizing a lot change, besides that it’s grown a bit. The bumper under it’s extra completely reshaped, with bigger air intakes and surrounds for the (optionally available) fog lights.
The GLB — largely the identical car with extra cargo house and rear-seat room — will get comparable updates. The boxier GLB can also be distinctive in that it gives a small third-row seating possibility.
Its redesigned entrance bumper, Mercedes says, will get “visible underguard safety” for a extra rugged look. Reshaped full-LED headlights and taillights seem, together with new wheel designs in 18- and 20-inch sizes.
The modifications inside are extra vital however appear an identical for the 2 automobiles, so we’ll clarify it as soon as. In 2023, a pair of 7-inch screens was commonplace at decrease trims, with bigger 10.25-inch fashions obtainable. For 2024, Mercedes has allotted with the fiction that anybody needs 7-inch screens of their German luxurious car. The larger pair at the moment are commonplace.
“The steering wheel is upholstered in Nappa leather-based as commonplace, and a heated steering wheel can also be obtainable for the AMG Line inside for the primary time,” the corporate says.
Different new commonplace options embody parking assists, high-beam help, and the “Keyless GO” system as an alternative of the previous “Keyless Begin” system. As close to as we are able to inform, now you can unlock the automotive by touching any door deal with when the important thing fob is in your pocket or purse.
Wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto at the moment are commonplace as effectively.
Each get a brand new mild-hybrid system appended to the identical commonplace engine obtainable final yr. It’s nonetheless a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder making 221 horsepower. However a System-1-style built-in starter generator can now add 13 horsepower for just a few seconds of enhance.
Entrance-wheel drive remains to be commonplace, with Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel-drive system optionally available.
AMG Fashions Tweaked
Each nonetheless get a high-performance AMG version, which picks up the identical 13-horsepower enhance, this time added to its 302-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Visible tweaks embody the AMG brand added to the hood and a brand new flat-bottom steering wheel.