The Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 is now being assembled in Pekan, Pahang
In addition to the A35 AMG Sedan CKD, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia also announced the introduction of the locally assembled Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC crossover today, and gave the members of the press a chance to experience the car first-hand at the Sepang International Circuit.
On the exterior, the GLA 35 4MATIC features the signature AMG radiator grille with vertical louvres, and the signature AMG front apron with front splitter and lateral louvres featuring silver chrome trim.
Other highlights include the 20-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in matte black with high-sheen rim finish and the door panels with inserts in silver chrome.
The striking AMG rear apron with two round tailpipe trim elements, the AMG spoiler lip and the slim, two-section rear lights also lend an impression of breadth to the GLA's rear.
Inside the cabin, highlights include sports seats in Artico man-made leather or Dinamica microfiber in black with contrasting top-stitching in red, red seat belts, AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather with flattened bottom ection, and the AMG steering wheel buttons.
There is also an AMG hand comforter in the centre console, with integral buttons for operating the manual transmission mode, 3-stage ESP and AMG Ride Control suspension for the driving dynamics functions.
The new addition to the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia portfolio also includes folding rear seat backrests, and the Thermotronic automatic climate control for an even more relaxed drive.
The Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC also features the Light & Sight package and as standard, with 64 colour ambient lighting with an auto-dimming interior mirror and driver’s exterior mirror function.
The vehicle is further enhanced with the AMG lettering illuminated with an exchangeable cover, AMG floor mats and a stowage compartment in the centre console with a retractable cover.
The safety of the passengers always remains a priority at Mercedes-Benz. The Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC will include the parking package with a 360-degree camera, Active Parking Assist with Parktronic, the Lane Tracking Package, Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Exit Warning Assist, and Active Brake Assist.
For further convenience, the vehicle will also include the Keyless-Go Comfort-package and Hands-Free Access with Keyless-Go.
Adding to the safety of the vehicle, the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC will also include the Easy-Pack tailgate, and the Urban Guard vehicle protection with an Anti-theft alarm system, and an interior monitoring system that can be viewed from the drivers Mercedes me app.
The new addition will also have Kneebag, and rear seat belt status indications in the instrument display along with Tirefit and a tyre pressure monitoring system for always staying one step ahead.
Powering the Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC is the same powertrain package as the A35 Sedan, which is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine producing 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque between 3,000 and 4,000 rpm.
Sending the power to all four wheels is Mercedes-Benz's AMG Speedshift 7-speed dual clutch transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. In case you're wondering how quick the GLA 35 is, it is capable of sprinting from naught to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, and hits a top speed of 250 km/h.
That said, the locally assembled Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC is priced at RM363,888 on the road without insurance (including SST).