Last month I had a chance to try out the new Mercedes Benz GLA 250, the car reminded me a lot of the A250 in terms of performance, but being a crossover made it a lot more suitable for our road conditions and general driving atmosphere in Kuwait.
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The GLA is powered by a 1991 cc Turbo Charged engine that produces 211 HP with an active 4Matic all wheel drive system. Its also equipped with Active parking assist and offroad comfort suspension. The power it produced was quite impressive and when the turbo kicked it would literally feel like you were about to take off, it shocked me the way it took off the first time.
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The interior was very modernistic in styling, although it was a small car it was quite spacious and had a spacious rear boot area, the kids loved the rear and with the panoramic roof, it made it seem even more spacious.
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Unfortunately it was a little too warm to try it out in the desert back then, but I was promised it would’ve been be an amazing experience.
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The only disadvantage or things you have to get used to is that the view angle was too small, as both the front and rear windows were small in size, but its something that you would get used to pretty fast, and that there was some wind noise at high speeds, which you usually wouldn’t expect, but being a crossover and with small roof rails, I guess it was a must.
Overall It was an impressive ride, and as I said earlier for the state our roads are in at the moment, its the perfect fit, its not too high or too low, and doesn’t underperform. Again the AC was very good as with almost every Mercedes I’ve driven lately.
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The GLA Crossover is at the 14500 KWD price range, and is available from Mercedes Benz Kuwait – Abdul Rahman Albisher & Zaid Alkazemi Co. for more information you can visit their website or call them at 1833-111.
For more photos of the GLA, please have a look at the following album :
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