Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the updated 2024 GLA and GLB crossovers, both of which have undergone significant enhancements. The modifications are quite similar, featuring revised front fascias, and newly installed standard LED headlights. Additionally, the brand has elevated the standard equipment level on both crossovers.
The GLB crossover has received new grilles along with a more rugged front bumper with visual underbody protection. It comes with a range of new 18- and 20-inch wheel designs, as well as a brand-new Spectral Blue Metallic paint option, which is available on both models.
As for the interior, both the GLA and GLB crossovers now come with two 10.25-inch screens on the dash as standard, along with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The steering wheel of these vehicles is upholstered in Nappa leather, with the AMG Line featuring a heated steering wheel for the first time.
The GLA220, GLB250 4Matic, GLB 250, and GLB250 4Matic all share a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which has been upgraded with a new mild-hybrid system. It generates an impressive 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, with a second-generation belt-driven starter-generator providing a temporary 13 horsepower boost in certain driving conditions.
Similarly, the design updates extend to the AMG variants, which now have new styling front fascias with the AMG emblem on the hood. The brand has also installed revised LED headlights and taillights on both crossovers. The AMG Performance steering wheel, as well as the latest MBUX software, are now part of the standard equipment.
The company’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine still generates 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, as it did before. The second-generation starter-generator also provides a temporary 13 horsepower boost in the AMGs. The AMG GLA35 is expected to reach 60 miles per hour in about 5.1 seconds, according to Mercedes, while the AMG GLB35 will take an additional 0.3 seconds to do so. Both models feature AMG’s eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive.
The updated 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLB, as well as their AMG variants, will be available at US dealers later this fall. The manufacturer has not yet disclosed the starting price for the updated models, but that information is expected to be released closer to the on-sale date. In the meantime, it’s worth noting that the 2023 GLA and GLB models start at $38,650 and $40,095, respectively.
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