Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept previews 2015 Mercedes GLA Class

2015 Mercedes GLA will be Range Rover Evoque killer [video]

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A new production version of the Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept will launch next year and will be a major rival for the popular Range Rover Evoque.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept that just made its global debut at Auto Shanghai 2013 has been a big hit and one of the stars of the show. Mercedes says the concept will become a production vehicle next year and it will enter the very competitive mid-size luxury SUV segment. Mercedes has seen what is happening with the popular 2013 Range Rover Evoque, and wants a piece of that pie. The new Evoque has been wildly popular around the globe and if you look at its design, the Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept looks very similar. Will the production model look like the concept that was recently unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2013?

GLA Class to compete with new Evoque

According to AutoCar, they have reported that insiders have said the new GLA Class production model will be 90 percent representative of the GLA production model. It is expected to make its global launch sometime next year and AutoCar says it will be priced around $32,500 (25,000 euros). If this is correct, that will make the new Mercedes GLA Class very competitively priced and well under the $41,995 starting price for the 2013 Range Rover Evoque Pure five-door. It may not only compete with the popular stylish crossover, but could it be an Evoque killer?

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Is it GLA in the same level of those BMW X1 and Audi Q3? Evoque is a rival of BMW X 3 and Audi Q5. How will GLA be the Evoque killer?

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