Sunday 17 February, 2019

Silver Star Motors unveils 'refreshed' Mercedes Benz GLA

Silver Star Motors last Friday unveiled the refreshed, made-over model of the popular Mercedes Benz GLA.

With design and engine updates, the 2018 GLA stuns in appearance and performance, and is now available in Jamaica. 

“What do you do to an almost perfect vehicle?” asked Darryl Norris, the service manager at Silver Star Motors, local dealers for Mercedes-Benz.

“You bring it closer to perfection,” Norris said, adding that no other vehicle in the GLA class offers a larger selection of engines, and that Mercedes-Benz boasts “the broadest range of SUV models across all premium European manufacturers”.

Dr Sara Lawrence, who hosted the launch ceremony, showcased some of the design enhancements for the 2018 GLA including optional LED High Performance headlamps that turn night into day, a sexier front and rear end which include fog lights, and new wheel designs.

The 2018 GLA AMG model also features air intakes and all models can come equipped with brake lights and indicators that are controlled in three intensities. 

A restyled interior featuring a now-standard 8-inch information display, rear-view camera with optional 360-degree view, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, proximity/keyless entry, keyless ignition round out the refreshed design enhancements on the 2018 GLA.

Performance wise, the GLA is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The GLA 180 variant is the efficiency champion of its segment with a 122 hp and 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic engine.

The sportily designed GLA is known for its refined driving experience, great handling, and the extensive range of options available for individualization and customization. Introduced to the world in 2013, the model has since gone on to explode in popularity in the US, UK, Germany and China all the while collecting multiple performance, safety and consumer awards.

Silver Star Motors is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in Jamaica.  

Loop News was at the launch to share highlights in the slider below.

Updated Mercedes-Benz GLA

 

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