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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 Entry-Level SUV!

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the 2020 GLA 200 and GLA 250 – their new entry-level premium SUVs!

Check these beauties out, and find out what they offer!


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : New Entry-Level SUV!

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA is their eight model, and the entry level, to their premium SUV line-up.

It offer the best features of two very successful segments – the compact car, and the SUV; at more affordable price points.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercedes-Benz launched the 2020 GLA in a digital premiere. Let’s take a look at what’s new…

Exterior Design

The front section of the 2020 GLA flows over the A-pillar into the visually compact greenhouse. With a length of 4.41 metres, it is the shortest vehicle from the current Mercedes-Benz portfolio which is just perfect for life in the city.

Typical of the GLA are the bodywork shoulders and the coupé-like lines of the side windows. This contoured side profile gives the car its dynamically elegant flair.

Like other Mercedes-Benz SUV models, the radiator grille features distinctive openings along with a single louvre and a central star, with LED High Performance headlamps.

The GLA 200 is equipped in Progressive Line with 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, while the GLA 250 is equipped with AMG Line bodystyling with lowered and dynamically tuned suspension.

Interior Design

The instrument panel features optical “cut-outs” in the driver and front passenger area.

The cut-out on the driver’s side is dominated by the free-standing display unit, which is with two 10.25-inch displays. The Mercedes me connect also comes as standard in the GLA.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Cockpit

The round ventilation outlets, five of them in all, feature a high-quality turbine look with meticulously designed air guidance vanes. The door centre panel flows seamlessly over into the armrest. The grab and assist handle has a tubular profile and runs horizontally like a railing.

Also featured in both models is the intuitively operated MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). MBUX can be individually configured with the aid of a range of options.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Cockpit

Interior Dimensions

Although shorter than its predecessor on the outside, the 2020 GLA offers a more spacious interior, with more legroom in the rear and a larger luggage compartment.

The seating position for both the driver and the front passenger is higher and more upright than in the predecessor model, and thus more typical of an SUV.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Front Seats

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Rear Seats

Utility value was, in general, one of the focuses of development. There is plenty of room for one or two people in the rear since these backrest variants come with a 40:60 split. The rear seat back rest can be can be split 40:20:40, with each section folding down individually.

The height-adjustable load floor offers considerable variability. When the rear seat backrests are folded down and the load floor is in the upper position, an almost flat loading area extending to the front seats can be created.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Front Seats

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 Rear Seats


Mercedes-Benz offers two engine variants – GLA 200 Progressive Line, and GLA 250 AMG Line.

The 2020 GLA 200 Progressive Line is powered by the 1.3-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine combined with the 7G-DCT automatic transmission.

It develops 120 kw (163 hp) and a maximum torque of 250 Nm, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 8.7 seconds.

Powering the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC AMG Line is the 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with the 8G-DCT automatic transmission.

It rates at 165 kW (224 hp) and produces a maximum torque of 350 Nm, accelerating the car from 0-100 km/h in only 6.9 seconds.


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : Specifications

Here is a quick comparison of the key specifications of the two GLA variants :

Specifications Mercedes-Benz
GLA 200
GLA 250
Displacement 1332 cc 1991 cc
Max. Output 120 kW (163 hp)
@ 5500 rpm
165 kW (224 hp)
@ 5500 rpm
Peak Torque 250 Nm @
1620~4000 rpm
350 Nm @
1800~4000 rpm
Combined Fuel
5.6 ~ 5.9 l/100 km 6.5 ~ 6.7 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 129 ~ 135 g/km 148 ~ 153 g/km
0~100 km/h
8.7 seconds 6.9 seconds
Top Speed 210 km/h 240 km/h


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 | GLA 250 : Price + Financing

The GLA 200 is priced at RM 244,199.82 on-the-road, without insurance, and RM 252,888 with insurance.

The GLA 250 is priced at RM 285,336.66 on-the-road, without insurance, and RM 295,888 with insurance.

Mercedes-Benz offers an EaseProtect Financing Plan for both models, starting from :

  • RM2,488 per month for the GLA 200 *
  • RM2,888 per month for the GLA 250 *

From now until 31 December 2020, those who opt for the EaseProtect Financing Plan will enjoy a 2-month payment holiday.

* based on a 5-year tenure and downpayment of approximately 20%


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The Lamborghini Urus SUV Debuts In Malaysia!

Kuala Lumpur, 15 March 2018: Automobili Lamborghini held the APAC premiere of its Lamborghini Urus SUV in Malaysia at the Alya Sime Darby showroom. The event marked the Lamborghini Urus SUV’ first appearance in Malaysia. Its global premiere was at Lamborghini’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese in December.


The Lamborghini Urus SUV

Touted as the world’s first Super Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), the Lamborghini Urus carves a new niche for the brand in the luxury segment, setting new benchmarks across performance, driving dynamics and design.

The Lamborghini Urus was built upon a visionary approach that combines the Lamborghini DNA with the most versatile vehicle, the SUV. It also elevates the SUV to an unprecedented level – to be a Super SUV – with its power, performance, design, driving dynamics as well as daily usability in a range of environments.

“The Urus is expected to drive significant sales volume in 2018. Feedback from our customers has been very positive and some have already placed orders for the first allocation of units in 2018,” said Mr. Andrea Baldi, General Manager of Lamborghini Asia Pacific.

Marcus Chye, Chief Operating Officer of Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur added, “Malaysian buyers are some of the most discerning in the world. We are confident that they will appreciate the Urus as a true Lamborghini in design, dynamics and emotional excitement. All this while offering a new dimension in everyday ease of use and comfortable luxury”.

The Lamborghini Urus features a 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp (478 kW) at 6,000 rpm, maximum 6,800 rpm, and 850 Nm of maximum torque already at 2,250 rpm. With 162.7 hp/l the Urus claims one of the highest specific power outputs in its class and the best weight-to-power ratio at 3,38 kg/hp.
The Urus accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 12,8 seconds and with a top speed of 305 km/h it is the fastest SUV available.


Lamborghini Urus At A Glance

  • Design, performance, driving dynamics and driving emotion – pure Lamborghini DNA
  • Suitable for everyday driving in a range of environments
  • 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engine with 650 hp and 850 Nm of torque for maximum performance
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and top speed 305 km/h
  • 4WD system with active torque vectoring and four-wheel steering for perfect handling
  • Carbon ceramic brakes, adaptive air suspension and active roll stabilization for maximum safety and comfort
  • Up to six different driving modes + EGO mode available via ‘Tamburo’ driving dynamics selector 


Lamborghini Urus Price & Availability

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If you have to ask, you can’t afford it. LOL. Seriously though, the new Lamborghini Urus is available in Spring 2018 at the following retail prices (excluding taxes) :

  • Italy : EUR 168,852
  • Rest of Europe : EUR 171,429
  • UK : GBP 131,500
  • USA : USD 200,000
  • China : RMB 3,130,000
  • Japan : YEN 25,740,000

The Malaysian price and availability was not revealed, but it is said to be under RM 1 million.

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