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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 Gets a Price Hike

  • Pricing for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 starts at $37,280 for the front-wheel-drive model.
  • That’s a $2035 increase from the 2020 model. 4Matic all-wheel drive remains a $2000 option.
  • Mercedes says the new model will arrive at dealerships within the next few months.

    The smallest Mercedes crossover gets a bigger base price for 2021. The redesigned 2021 GLA now starts at $37,280, a $2035 increase from its predecessor. That’s for the front-wheel-drive GLA250 model with a 221-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. Like before, 4Matic all-wheel drive is a $2000 option. It is still the cheapest Mercedes SUV you can buy, just undercutting the slightly larger GLB250 that starts at $39,045.

    Mercedes hasn’t yet announced pricing for the GLA250’s many option packages, but we have no doubt that fully loaded versions will go well past the $50,000 mark. Standard equipment for the GLA250 includes LED headlights and taillights, 18-inch wheels, and an MBUX

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    Starting in 2024, Full Mercedes-Benz Lineup to Get Autonomous Tech

    • Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia have announced a new partnership that will bring upgradable AVs and, maybe, a Mercedes App Store.
    • This new deal doesn’t exactly replace Benz’s previous deal with BMW, which was put on hold last week due to future model timing.
    • Based on the Nvidia DRIVE platform, the new partnership will be used in every next-generation Mercedes-Benz vehicle starting in 2024.

      When planning for the future, it doesn’t hurt to give yourself some options. Last year, for example, Mercedes-Benz and BMW announced that they would work together on autonomous passenger cars that would be available to private customers starting in 2024. Last week, that cooperation effort was put on hold and then this week, Mercedes announced a new partnership with Nvidia on automated-driving technology to be trolled out in new Benzes starting in 2024.

      Even though that could be read as Daimler swapping out BMW for Nvidia for its

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