The Sunday Drive
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-class compact crossover may not go on sale stateside for another year from now, but already Benz has a special edition ready for shoppers. The GLA-class Edition 1 will be available in Europe from the vehicle’s launch in March, and will serve as a fine way for the automaker to bump up out-the-door prices on its entry-luxury crossover.
Using the Urban Line exterior trim as a starting point, Mercedes adds what it calls a “simulated underguard,” chrome roof rails, and gloss-black-finished 19-inch AMG wheels, grille louvers, and side-mirror housings. The high-style treatments should pair nicely with the four available colors: Cirrus White, Orient Brown, Mountain Gray, and Designo Magno Mountain Gray. (If you like your vehicle’s exterior to glow in the dark, we suggest you move along.) Naturally, the Edition 1 GLA-class will be adorned with numerous badges informing passers-by precisely which edition it is.