New Mercedes-Benz GLA200 shows promise

The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 is a small, stylish and effortless car, making it a perfect starter-Merc for the city.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA200 is a small, stylish and effortless car, making it a perfect starter-Merc for the city.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

With a stronger presence, a tad more space and a snazzy cockpit, the new GLA is a painless starter Mercedes-Benz

One of the most famous cars in German carmaker Mercedes-Benz's stable is the gargantuan G-wagon, which is short for Gelandewagen (German for off-road vehicle).

At the other end of the scale is the baby G - the GLA - which was Mercedes' first compact crossover launched in 2014.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 05, 2020, with the headline 'Baby G shows promise'. Print Edition | Subscribe