Start of production at the Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant in Germany: Site manager Thomas Geierwith his team at the end of the assembly line of the new GLA. “The ramp-up of the GLA is further proof of the diversity, competitiveness and efficiency of our production operations at the Rastatt plant. Within a very short space of time, our team mastered another ramp-up in ongoing series-production, while the location operates at full capacity and the preparations for the next generation of compact cars are running at full steam”, says Thomas Geier, Location Manager Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant.

The new GLA enters its current model year with an expanded range of engines, a systematic visual upgrade of the interior and exterior design as well as updated equipment variants. This sees the look of the compact SUV gaining considerably in presence, and the body impresses with a significantly more powerful design idiom. The GLA was first presented in 2013 and from the start became a success model in its segment, which it shaped and redefined.

Source: Daimler AG