With progressive design and day-to-day driving and off-road capability, the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA reinterprets the compact SUV segment. It will arrive in U.S. showrooms in fall 2014.

As the first Mercedes-Benz in the fast-growing compact SUV segment, it’s maneuverable around town and on country roads as well as efficient on the highway, according to Mercedes-Benz. In addition, the 2015 GLA-Class is the first Mercedes-Benz SUV to be available with the all-wheel drive system 4MATIC, with fully variable torque distribution.

"With the compact GLA, we add a fifth attractive SUV variant to the Mercedes-Benz model portfolio in this constantly growing segment,” said Joachim Schmidt, executive vice president sales and marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars. “The GLA impresses mainly with its progressive character and agile handling."

According to Mercedes-Benz, the GLA has a flexible interior with rear seat backrests that fold down completely and a luggage compartment that can be loaded easily with a low loading sill and wide tailgate.