Spied: 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class sheds more camo

Spied: 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class sheds more camo image

Vince Pornelos / Carpix for | July 31, 2017 18:32

Mercedes GLA caught undergoing early prototype testing

Mercedes-Benz is continuing the charge of their new generation compact cars (NGCC), and the best evidence of it was just spotted undergoing testing in Germany.

Spied: GLA

The photos taken by our spies clearly show that the Stuttgart-based luxury automaker is working to develop an all new GLA; the company's smallest luxury crossover. The prototype seen here has dropped quite a bit of its camouflage, allowing us to see more of the car itself.

Spied: GLA

The GLA seen here is clearly based on the A-Class; a sign that our spies interpret as an intentional move by Mercedes-Benz to bring the two more closer together in order to save on the development costs.

Spied: GLA

Like before, the GLA-Class and A-Class will share the same platform, albeit with the former having a taller ride, bigger wheels and, based on the images, a slightly wider track. It is also expected that the GLA-Class and A-Class will have commonalities with the engine choices with petrol, diesel, and even the AMG performance engines. Similar gearboxes are also expected, along with what could be an all-electric version.

The GLA-Class is expected to debut sometime between late 2019 and early 2020, meaning that Mercedes-Benz still has a lot of time to test the production body later on.