The GLA-Class crossover coming from Mercedes-Benz is undergoing cold weather testing in Northern Europe. Wearing a more revealing suit of camouflage than the last time we saw it, its A-Class platform ties are more apparent even as everything has been beefed up – note this mule’s punched-up fenders front and rear, along with its flared haunches. Its rear door is larger, befitting a crossover, and the backlight features more slope to maintain the sporty lines.
It’s expected in 2014, throwing the Three-Pointed Star in the challenge ring against the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. We’re not sure if we’ll get it, but those who do should find the range of A- and B-Class engines under the hood.