A nice way to stir up the excitement regarding a new model reveal is by releasing a sketch. Mercedes has done just that with the GLA and has released some sketches on its FB page. The GLA is an important product as having a small crossover in your range is very important. Needless to say it will be coming to India but it will not be in the near future as it might launch in 2015. As the sketches show the GLA looks fantastic and has muscular details. The concept version which was revealed some time back has relatively compact dimensions (length/width/height: 4383/1978/1579 millimetres).
The production version due for reveal at the Frankfurt show (a few days away) will have all the usual Merc touches and will come equipped with 7G-DCT dual clutch automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Being based on the A-Class a lot of details will be shared and the interior for example will be a lot similar to the A-Class hatch. So that means in essence it will be just like the Volvo V40 Cross Country- an off-road version of the regular hatch.