Picture shows Michael Jopp in between the new locally-assembled A-Class Sedan and GLA

Simply smarter: The new locally assembled cars from Mercedes-Benz

Simply smarter: The new locally assembled cars from Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz strengthens its foothold in Malaysia with the addition of two locally assembled compact car models: the A-Class sedan and GLA.

The new A-Class Sedan is available in two variants, namely the Mercedes-Benz A 200 Progressive Line and the Mercedes-Benz A 250 AMG Line. With a cutting-edge appearance, the compact sedans features a sporty take on the classy three-box design with convenience features such as a large boot and the revolutionary Mercedes-Benz User Experience.

The GLA is also available in two variants as the GLA 200 Progressive Line and the GLA 250 AMG Line. With all kinds of strength, the GLA is the entry-level model to the successful luxury Mercedes-Benz SUV family, featuring a hallmark off-road design with an upright front section, short overhangs at the front and rear, and all round protective cladding.

 

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) today introduces the new locally assembled A-Class Sedan and Mercedes-Benz GLA SUV, strengthening its local footprint in Malaysia. Setting standards in the local automotive segment, the vehicles will be available in two variants, namely the A 200 Progressive Line, the A 250 AMG Line, the GLA 200 Progressive Line and the GLA 250 AMG Line.

 

Michael Jopp, VP of Sales and Marketing, Passenger cars at Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said “These two new additions to our local production line are testament of our commitment to further expand our local foothold and increased investment in the local automotive sector. Both the A-Class and GLA are our success and best-selling models and we are excited to announce that they will now be locally assembled at Pekan, Pahang. We believe that this expansion will continue to strengthen our local offerings as we strive to provide our customers the very best of premium and luxury German engineering.”

 

The new locally assembled Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan

Priced at RM 219,888* and RM 249,888* respectively, the new A-Class Sedan offers great utility that includes above-average shoulder, elbow and headroom plus easy access to the rear. It is at the top of its segment with regard to rear headroom (944 mm). The boot has a capacity of 420 litres designed for practical usability. The boot opening is very large with a width of 950 mm and a diagonal of 462 mm between lock and lower edge of the rear window. This allows comfortable loading and unloading, even of larger luggage items.

 

The engine portfolio of the A-Class Sedan is efficient and powerful, with the A 200 Progressive Line running on a 1.33 litre engine generating 163 horsepower while the A 250 AMG Line on a 2.0 litre engine, generates greater performance of 224 horsepower. The new A-Class Sedan is available in Polar White, Cosmos Black, Mountain Grey, Iridium Silver and Denim Blue featuring a carbon fibre-look trim for the A 200 Progressive Line and a light linear-grain aluminium trim for the A 250 AMG Line.

 

With its purist design emphasising surfaces, the A-Class Sedan pleases all senses at the same time, and thereby is a seamless fit with the design idiom of Sensual Purity. This includes the clear formal shapes emphasising surface areas with reduced lines and precise gaps. The new A-Class Sedan has the proportions of a dynamic and compact sedan car with short front and rear overhangs.

 

The interior of the new A-Class Sedan maintains its modern, avant-garde look. Mercedes-Benz has taken a new approach, revolutionising the compact class from the inside with a new feeling of spaciousness. The unique interior architecture is shaped in particular by the avant-garde design of the dashboard: The designers completely dispensed with a cowl above the cockpit. As a result, the wing-shaped main body of the dashboard extends from one front door to the other with no visual discontinuity. The air vents in a sporty turbine look are another highlight.

 

The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan at a glance:

Model

Mercedes-Benz A 200 Progressive Line

Mercedes-Benz A 250 AMG Line

Displacement

1,332 cc

1,991 cc

Max. output

120 kW (163hp) at 5,500 rpm

165 kW (224hp) at 5,500 rpm

Peak torque

250 Nm at 1620 – 4000 rpm

350 Nm at 1800 - 4000 rpm

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

8.1 s

6.3 s

Top speed

230 km/h

250 km/h

Recommended Retail Price

Inclusive of 5% sales tax

(OTR without Insurance)

RM 219,888.00

RM 249,888.00

Recommended Retail Price

with sales tax exemption

(OTR without Insurance)

RM 210,902.57

RM 239,857.88

 

The new locally assembled Mercedes-Benz GLA

Priced at RM 242,888 for the GLA 200 and RM 278,888 for the GLA 250 AMG Line, both SUVs feature powerful overall proportions with short overhangs front and rear. The front section flows over the A-pillar into the visually compact greenhouse. Suggested power domes in the bonnet, along with its wheels up to 19-inch in size and mounted flush with the outer edge of the body, reinforce the self-assured appearance.

 

The clear contours, with reduced lines and accentuated planes, convey serene sportiness and modernity. Typical of the GLA are the powerful shoulders of the bodywork and the coupé-like lines of the side windows.

 

Two equipment lines are available: The GLA 200 is equipped in Progressive Line with 18-inch 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels while the GLA 250 is equipped with AMG Line bodystyling and 19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke alloy wheels. The AMG Line enhances the attractive, sporty presence of the vehicle with lowered and dynamically tuned suspension to intensify driving experience.

 

The new GLA offers a spacious interior. This particularly benefits the legroom in the rear and luggage compartment. The seating position for both the driver and the front passenger is higher and more upright than in the predecessor model, and thus more typical of an SUV.

Utility value was, in general, one of the focuses of development. There is plenty of room for one or two people in the rear since these backrest variants come with a 40:60 split. The rear seat back rest can be split 40:20:40, with each section folding down individually.

 

The height-adjustable load floor offers considerable variability. When the rear seat backrests are folded down and the load floor is in the upper position, an almost flat loading area extending to the front seats can be created.

 

The new locally assembled Mercedes-Benz GLA at a glance:

Model

Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Progressive Line

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line

Displacement

1332  cc

1991  cc

Max. output

120 kW (163 hp) at 5500 rpm

165 kW (224 hp) at 5500 rpm

Peak torque

250 Nm at 1620-4000 rpm

350 Nm at 1800 - 4000 rpm

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

8.7 s

6.9 s

Top speed

210 km/h

240 km/h

Recommended Retail Price

Inclusive of 5% sales tax

(OTR without Insurance)

RM 242,888.00

RM 278,888.00

Recommended Retail Price

With  sales tax exemption

(OTR without Insurance)

RM 232,379.06

RM 266,164.84

*Recommended retail price is inclusive of 10% Sales Tax

 

Step Up Agility Financing Plan by Mercedes-Benz Financial

The Step Up Agility Financing Plan is designed with your ultimate driving needs in mind. Enjoy your new Mercedes-Benz while we ensure you are being taken care of with unrivalled benefits such as lower monthly instalment, flexible end of agreement options, MobilityPlus* programme and most importantly, we guarantee the future value of your car no matter what happens.

 

Perfectly tailored for individual who seeks performance, value, unrivalled benefits and peace of mind at the wheel. The Step Up Agility Financing Plan starts from RM1,688** per month for the Mercedes-Benz A 200 Progressive Line, RM2,088** per month for the Mercedes-Benz A 250 AMG Line, RM1,888 ** for the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 progressive Line, and RM2,288 ** for the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line.

 

For more details drop us a note here http://mb4.me/StepUpAgility or speak to a Finance and Insurance Executive at your nearest Mercedes-Benz Autohaus.

 

* A guaranteed temporary Mercedes-Benz replacement car when yours is sent for service and maintenance or warranty claims, for 48 hours or more.

**Monthly instalment above is calculated based on a 5 years tenure and downpayment of approximately 10%.

Terms and conditions apply.