Face-off Friday: 2016 Lexus NX vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Automotive News 

Face-off Friday: 2016 Lexus NX vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA

As we mentioned in our last week’s Face-off Friday, the compact crossover segment keeps heating up with new additions every year and luxury automakers seem to be taking advantage in hopes to grab a piece of the pie. With that in mind, this week we decided to take a look at two new luxury compact crossovers on the market from Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. The Lexus NX hit markets in late 2014 as an entry-level crossover that fits below the RX in the brand’s lineup. In the grand scheme of things…

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Mercedes-Benz SUV convertible may arrive and be sold in U.S. market

When SUVs first appeared in the market, they were based off of full-size trucks, but added interior seating and additional cargo space. Another trait many of the forerunners to the Ford Bronco, Dodge Ramcharger and Chevrolet Blazer had was that these vehicles were also hardtop convertibles. While the trend to build convertible SUVs slowly disappeared over the following decades, it may come full circle as Mercedes-Benz is considering a convertible SUV of its own. A convertible SUV is nothing new for Mercedes-Benz, as the G-Wagen was sold as a 2-door…

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Report: Mercedes-Benz mulls GLA crossover with coupe-like styling

AutomotiveNews reports that Mercedes-Benz may be expanding the GLA-lineup by producing a variant with more coupe-like styling. And that’s a little confusing since the GLA already has a fairly impractical and heavily raked roof that is somewhat reminiscent of something found on a coupe. The outlet spoke with Thomas Weber of Mercedes, who said it could take form as the MLC in 2016. Look for inspiration from the recent Concept Coupe SUV. Rumors in the past have indicated that Mercedes may consider an X4 competitor and thus, this new MLC…

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Official: Mercedes-Benz reveals the all-new 2014 GLA 45 AMG, due at Detroit next week

It is the calm before the storm…the storm being the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, which starts next Monday for us automobile journalistic lot and even earlier for others. And to give wind about the first up-rise to the onslaught of information due to overflow our e-readers, Mercedes-Benz has just confirmed the reveal and online debut of the rumored GLA 45 AMG performance crossover. And to no surprise, since Mercedes-Benz is notorious for AMG-ifying virtually everything made with the Three-Point Star automaker, the GLA 45 is based off of the latest…

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Mercedes-Benz GLA Edition 1 Automotive News 

Official: Mercedes-Benz reveals Edition 1 GLA to kick off Europe’s sales of the new crossover

To make sure that Mercedes-Benz kicks off their all-new subcompact luxury crossover the right way, the Silver Arrow automaker revealed a new GLA Edition 1 for the introductory model year. Similarly to what they did with the CLA-Class Edition 1, the new 2015 GLA-Class Edition 1 gets some special treatment. Due for a launch in the European market in March of 2014, the Edition 1 GLA features standard bi-xenon headlights, 19-inch AMG alloy wheels painted in gloss black, a black radiator grille with chrome louver inserts, black-painted side-views, and more…

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