The vehicle will be one of four global or national debuts for Mercedes-Benz at a show featuring 22 global debuts. The show runs from Nov. 19-21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The GLA 250 is the first Mercedes-Benz in the fast-growing compact SUV segment and the first from the automaker with an optional permanent all-wheel drive system known as 4MATIC with fully variable torque distribution. Front-wheel drive will be standard.
It will arrive with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 208 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The European version of the vehicle has been rated to achieve 33.1 mpg, reports Car and Driver.
The GLA 250 would join the GLK, ML, GL, and G in the Mercedes-Benz SUV portfolio. The vehicle made its global debut at the International Motor Show in Frankfort in September. It will be available in the U.S. in the fall of 2014.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet