German auto firm Mercedes-Benz has claimed that their new SUV, the GLA class, has a high level of compatibility with the environment and this has now been confirmed by the German TÜV Süd technical inspection authority. The firm have awarded the Mercedes-Benz GLA with the Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standard TR 14062.
The award is based on a comprehensive life-cycle assessment of the model series, documenting every detail of relevance for the environment. "We have already demonstrated with the M- and the GLK-Class that energy efficiency and environmental compatibility are fully reconcilable with an SUV. As one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its segment, the new GLA-Class is now setting benchmarks in the SUV world," notes Professor Dr Herbert Kohler, Chief Environmental Officer at Daimler AG.
Mercedes-Benz analyses the environmental compatibility of its models throughout their entire life cycle – from production, through their long years of service, to recycling at the end of their lives. The GLA deploys only state-of-the-art four-cylinder engines with turbocharging and direct injection, excellent aerodynamics and the ECO start/stop function is always standard. All the engines in the GLA already meet the Euro 6 emissions standard and both diesel units are in efficiency class A.