Mercedes’ tiny SUV, the GLA, is expected to debut for 2020 with an appearance that more closely resembles its A-Class cousin. We expect to see a turbocharged 1.3-liter engine for the lower end of the range and a larger turbocharged 2.0-liter for higher trims. We may even get lucky with an AMG-tuned model or two.
Beyond the powertrains and new appearance, we should see roughly the same options and standard features we got in 2019. This includes dual-zone climate controls, HD Radio, a power liftgate, ambient lighting, and power seats. What’s not on that standard equipment list is advanced safety tech, which will run $1,500 for a package that brings active distance control and lane-keep assist. A further $1,550 adds a surround-view camera, parking assist, and folding mirrors. Yet another $550 will be required to get blind-spot monitors.
The compact luxury crossover market is far from compact and includes the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Lexus NX, among many others. Pricing for 2019 started at $33,950 and though we don’t have all the details for the new models yet, we expect their prices to be similar at launch.