New Mercedes-Benz GLA Might Get An X2-Rivalling Coupe Version

How many compact crossovers can an automaker have in its range? Well, in the case of Mercedes-Benz, that would be no less than three, if the latest report turns out to be correct.

We already have the GLA, which will be replaced shortly by its second generation, and the upcoming GLB, a boxy-looking derivative of the vehicle that has been labelled as a mini-G-Class.

Apart from these two, we could also see the introduction of a GLA Coupe, according to TopGear, who spoke to the company’s CEO, Dieter Zetsche.

“You will see a new GLA. As in other segments, we’ll have two interpretations. So, the GLA will be more in the SUV direction, and that will expand our scope. It gives us the possibility of doing something between the A-Class and GLA”, said Zetsche.

With arch rival BMW already getting praise for the X2, which is effectively the coupe version of the X1, it makes perfect sense for Mercedes to launch a premium compact coupe crossover that will rival it directly.

Elsewhere, Mercedes-Benz’s new compact family will also see an A-Class Sedan that’ll also get a long wheelbase version for China, a new CLA four-door coupe and a new generation of the B-Class MPV, in addition to the already unveiled A-Class hatch. This brings us to a grand total of eight models, and that’s without the CLA Shooting Brake that is expected to be discontinued, just like its larger sibling, the CLS Shooting Brake.

Zetsche was also asked whether the brand would be interested in rivaling BMW’s MINI with a B-segment car. His response was negative: “That’s not a place for us to go. No for our image, or for the bottom line. We won’t just chase sales numbers without profit”.

Note: Current Mercedes-Benz GLA pictured

more photos...
  • roy

    Dracarys…!!!!

  • no25

    “coupe.”

  • Merc1

    I mean really: GLA, GLA Coupe, GLB, GLC, GLC Coupe, GLE, GLE Coupe, GLS, and the G.

    M

    • timii

      Hopefully there wont be a gls coupe

      • Merc1

        There probably will be one.

        M

    • Bash

      oh my G

  • timii

    All these companies do is copy each other

  • Belthronding

    To fullfill each and every segment is not supposed to be true description of being premium brand.

    • Bash

      I used to believe in that as well. not anymore… all what they care about is to sell and have a bigger slice of the market … etc…

  • Cobrajet

    No, it does not, since it’s a hatchback, that already makes it a “coupe”, that BMW made the X2 to rival it.
    The only way to justify a “coupe” version of the GLA is make it a 2/3dr. What Mercedes needs is a non-coupe SUV to rival the X1, which will come as the GLB.

  • Nordschleife

    It like the X2 is unnecessary but I get it.

  • Miknik

    Isn’t the GLA already a X2 rival, and the upcoming GLB aimed more at the larger X1?

    Anyway, hooray, more cross overs. How exciting

Jaguar I-Pace Becomes Nurburging’s First Electric Race Taxi

You can now experience the electric Jaguar I-Pace as a passenger during a fast Nurburgring lap.

Bentley Starts Production Of The New Flying Spur, First Deliveries Due Early Next Year

The 2020 Flying Spur is assembled by hand in Crewe by a team of almost 200 employees.

Here Are More Pictures Of Aston Martin’s 2020 Vantage Roadster

The 2020 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster was spotted looking fabulous on the Nordschleife.

Tesla Model S Returns To The Nurburgring With Some Wild Aero

One of the Tesla Model S Plaid prototypes features an eye-catching rear diffuser.

Volvo To Reduce Car Lifecycle Carbon Footprint By 40% In The Next Six Years

Volvo is also aiming to become a climate neutral company by the year 2040.

European Markets Will Keep Wagons Alive, Despite Slumping Sales

Data shows that station wagons held a market share of just 11% in Europe last year, compared to 34% for SUVs.

Renault and Waymo Exploring Self-Driving Paris Airport Service

Renault and Waymo are currently exploring the notion of an autonomous mobility service at Charles de Gaulle airport.

New Ram 1500 Classic Warlock Mojave Sand Arrives With A $37,040 Price Tag

The special edition truck costs as much as the Ram 1500 Classic Warlock, on which it is based.

Ford GT’s Racing Program Comes To An End After Petit Le Mans

The GT claimed a total of 19 race wins during its four years in competition, with the most notable being the one at Le Mans.

2021 Nissan Rogue Spy Shots Reveal Juke-Like Face, Display-Rich Interior

A set of new spy photos offer us the first look at the high-tech interior of the 2021 Nissan Rogue.