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Mercedes is teasing the 2015 GLA, its new compact crossover, ahead of the planned Frankfurt Motor Show debut early next month.

The company released a teaser video of the new crossover. While the vehicle isn’t completely revealed in any of the clips, it hints at how heavily the production car was influenced by the Concept GLA shown during the Shanghai Auto Show this year.

Five-spoke alloy wheels, headlights borrowed from the new CLA and side sills are all visible in the clip. There’s also a glimpse of the tail lights and rear bumper.

Two design sketches were also released through the brand’s Facebook account offer a preview of the car’s body styling and shape. The drawings show a heavily styled, muscular looking hood with bulging fenders and dual exhaust pipes.

There don’t seem to be any AMG badges, which would suggest that this is the normal GLA. Previous reports speculated that the car will be offered with a range of engines including a turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder with 208 hp and a more powerful 330-hp mill for AMG models.

 

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i will forever have an issue with those big lower side vents on the front bumper, even the CLA is like this. Meanwhile their concepts have smaller vents that complement the front end design far better.
 

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AMGz and I were talking about this in another thread. I'm surprised to learn some people don't like them. My experience has been that they're popular.

Similar to the CLK of the 90's, I think the two body kits on the GLA do a good job of making the car look either more feminine or masculine depending on your preference.
 
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