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"old" I mean that there is upadated model. Facelifted, new equipmnent, more power motor, better gear etc...
If a refresh happens with the 250 it will have to be for MY17 since that will be the fourth year of worldwide production. However, I will predict a totally new GLA for MY19 when I read between the lines here: Renault-Nissan Alliance Teams With Daimler in Mexican Joint Venture - Torque News so there may not be any refresh if that happens. Probably not worth it for only two more years production. If it was going to happen I think it would have been for MY16.

We have read about the JV before but this is the first time I have read this: "... Additional capacity will be built in with Infiniti branded vehicles slated to begin rolling off the line by 2017 and Mercedes-Benz vehicles in 2018. ... The partners have not announced where the cars will be sold, but it's likely that most of them will stay in the North American region. ..."
 

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No mention of CarPlay/AndroidAuto. Which is a pity, as 2016 VWs seem to have it....sigh!
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There is also news with regard to smartphone integration: from the beginning of 2016, Apple® CarPlay® and MirrorLink® will be available for all compact cars. In the case of Apple® CarPlay® for example, the system supports making phone calls, navigating and listening to music, receiving and sending SMS and emails as well as Siri voice control. Owners of MirrorLink®-compatible smartphones can mirror apps specially optimised for use while driving to their vehicle display for safe and convenient use.
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Compact range gets new entry and top versions - MercedesBlog
 

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Now that is what is amazing since they do not go on sale until mid-October.
This was in Heidelberg Germany which is about an hour from the factory in Sindelfingen where I had just picked mine up. The 2016 i saw go by had the R&D camouflage you see in spy photos on it covering badges and certain body parts. For all I know it might have been a MY2017 prototype! My friend I was with said that he's seen different prototype MBs a few times around town. I guess the engineers like driving them around there.
 
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