Say hello to the most affordable Mercedes-Benz here; the GLA200 Style. It goes without saying the crossover is also the entry point into GLA-Class ownership and looks to be a surefire winner with the crossover-crazy crowd here.
Positioned below the GLA200 Urban Line, the GLA200 Style is powered by the same powertrain as the former; a 1.6-litre turbocharged inline-four with 156hp and 250Nm of torque that is sent to the front wheels via the seven-speed dual-clutch. If you’re in a rush to the supermarket, the century sprint happens in 8.1-seconds. You’ll top out at 215kph.
It rides on 18-inch twin five-spoke wheels and a generous peppering of chrome bits on the beltline strip and load sill guards. As for the radiator trim, that’s in matt iridium silver.
Inside, you can expect Artico synthetic leather seats with Macapá fabric featuring a pattern “inspired by tyre tracks” in the middle for an off-road touch because that's exactly what GLA200 Style buyers will be doing.
If sarcasm isn't your strong point, please don’t actually take your GLA200 Style off-road as we’re sure the standard Comfort suspension might raise a flag or two.
Those seats are of the Comfort line as well and feature four-way lumbar support adjustment with powered adjustability for the driver and a memory function. In what might be more of an inconvenience than a boon, you get keyless go but not keyless entry though.
A welcome addition is smartphone integration via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay that projects the most important apps from the phone onto the 8.0-inch infotainment display that also doubles up as the reverse camera display.
Driving modes are governed by the Dynamic Select switch that goes between Eco, Comfort and Sport. The transmission, engine and steering parameters are altered according to the mode.
Safety comprises the Attention Assist package that informs the driver if drowsy driving is detected. More importantly, Active Brake Pre-Safe is standard here with Active Brake Assist. Pre-Safe, park assist with Parktronic, LED headlights and a tyre-pressure monitoring system are on the house as well.
Agility Financing for the GLA200 Style makes ownership and even more enticing prospect with lower monthly instalments, flexible end of agreement options, a guaranteed future value of your car with a wide range of insurance products and a MobilityPlus replacement car programme.
With a price of RM223,888.00 (OTR w/o insurance), Agility Financing for the GLA200 Style starts from RM3,288.