Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 CDI 4Matic Gets Reviewed in The UK

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When Mercedes-Benz first decided to proceed to an all-out attack in the compact premium segment about half a decade ago, not everyone was expecting such a motley array of models to be sporting the three-pointed star in this segment nowadays.
As it turns out, the Mercedes-Benz MFA (Modular Front-wheel drive Architecture) platform comprises no less than four different models now, with a fifth one to be unveiled later this year.

Sporting a heavy technical connection with the sporty A-Class and the sexy CLA via the family-friendly B-Class, the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLA is the crossover/SUV of the group.

In essence, to many people the GLA looks like a slightly larger A-Class on stilts, and you wouldn't be too wrong in saying that, especially since both cars share a similar interior, engine lineup and certain details from the exterior design.

In reality though, the GLA is quite a bit larger, is heavier, while the somewhat low ground clearance with the AMG sports package is still way higher than on an A-Class with the same specifications.

In order to see what all the fuss is about with the smallest crossover/SUV in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the Brits from Recombu Cars decided to take a GLA 220 CDI 4Matic for a test drive, and their post-driving conclusions about the car seem to be pretty spot on with what we were expecting ourselves.

Don't just take our word for it though, click play on the following video and find out for yourself. The review itself isn't the most thorough we have ever seen, but it should bring enough details into your attention.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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