Some drivers refer to it as a hatch, others consider it a compact SUV, but really, the Mercedes-Benz GLA is the best of both. Pleasingly, this stylish unit comes in a variety of different models, with AWD included in the 4MATIC variants. At the top of the range is the AMG GLA, what the company calls a “forceful expression”. Once you’ve driven it around the block, it’s hard to call it anything else! Sporting a more aggressive look, this unit looks race ready, but it is also built race ready too. Complete with RIDE CONTROL sports suspension, and a 280kW turbo V4, the AMG GLA can reach 100km/h in just 4.4 seconds. Beyond that however, each car comes with parking sensors, reversing camera, active park assist, smartphone integration, roof rails, powered tailgate, fatigue detection, blind spot monitoring and much more. All GLA vehicles have a crisp and urbane cabin, and considering the modest starting price for the range, that means some exceptional value. From the smooth riding petrol models, to the zippy and efficient turbo-diesel, there is no room for mediocrity in this line-up. Compared with the A-Class, the GLA rides higher and provides a superior view of the road. As an overall package it also feels more comfortable, with a sense of spaciousness as well as supportive seating. The SUV genes become useful in the rear of the AMG GLA, where you’ll find more boot space than is typical in a hatch, which just adds to functionality. With a nuanced blend of authority and productiveness, this is a car with grand potential.
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