Mercedes-Benz is continuing to tease the second-generation GLA, which is set to make its debut on December 11. This time, we’re introduced to the compact crossover’s new rear seat layout, and it looks to offer better practicality than the outgoing model.

For starters, the new GLA will adopt a 40:20:40 rear seat layout instead of the previous 60:40 arrangement, providing owners with more configurability when it comes to boot space.

This setup is similar to the one you get in the larger GLB, and just like the SUV, the second-row seats in the GLA will also have sliding and reclining capabilities. The added flexibility is certainly welcomed, and should bring the Mercedes-Benz crossover closer to rivals SUVs like the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.

As revealed previously, the new GLA will be 100 mm taller than its predecessor, and this should translate to more room for occupants’ heads and possibly cargo.

The rest of the cabin should be similar to other Mercedes-Benz compact models like the A-Class and CLA, with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system being the main highlight of the dashboard, as another teaser suggests.

We’ll only see exactly what’s new with the GLA when it makes its global debut on December 11, so stay tuned.