Mercedes-Benz has posted teaser sketches on its Facebook page of the production GLA-Class crossover that’s scheduled to debut next month in Frankfurt.

The idea for an A-Class-based high-rider first materialised in the handsome GLA Concept, which turned up at Auto Shanghai last April.


The concept featured twin tailpipes, bumper protection plates and 20-inch alloys encased in 255/45 rubber. It had a 211 hp turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine, a seven-speed twin-clutch ‘box and 4MATIC.

We’ve shown you quite a number of spyshots and spy videos of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class, including the king-of-the-hill GLA 45 AMG, which is rumoured to draw 360 hp and 450 Nm of torque from a turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine. It should get AMG’s twin-clutch six-speeder and 4MATIC, too.