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Mercedes-Benz GLA Supply Shortage To Sales

Last week launched its first compact SUV the GLA-Class — in Australia, two more models set to arrive in the year to bulk out the range.


now until July, the front-wheel diesel GLA 200 CDI will be the sole The 155kW petrol all-wheel GLA 250 will join it in July, the 265kW GLA 45 AMG will arrive in

The GLA’s arrival finally the German automaker entry to the SUV segment, where Audi and BMW have established products in the of the Q3 and X1 .

“My team and I have waiting very eagerly for the of our first compact SUV, Mercedes-Benz Australia CEO Horst von

We have been suffering for years as you know, and we finally something to offer in this We’re very excited this is the start of something

But while Benz can now compete in the supply shortages will put a on sales — at least for the term.

For 2014, Mercedes-Benz expect to sell more 1000 units of the GLA across all largely thanks to strong demand for the German-built SUV.

We could easily sell twice that, Mercedes-Benz Senior PR Manager David said to TMR at the local launch of the GLA 200

Next year I believe be somewhere between 1500 and but we don’t know yet.

love more, but we simply get more. It’s a situation we really want to be in, but other are in the same position.

At $47,900 for the GLA 200 CDI, the GLA is in a good position to sales from the $47,500 Q3 2.0 TDI 103kW and the $46,300 BMW X1 sDrive18d, it offers a higher level of equipment (such as a reversing sat nav and power tailgate) than

But with just 1000 to sell this year, the GLA be challenging either for top slot in the The Q3 (above) currently leads 253 sales last month, the X1 notched up 170.

Year-to-date, the Q3 53.9 percent of the small SUV market.

And despite there more variants of the GLA available Mercedes-Benz’s local arm decided not to in a lower-output price leader for the GLA

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We decided that because our were going to be lower, let’s go for the models that meet the majority of needs for the McCarthy said

Could we brought in a cheaper GLA? but we are a premium brand and people a premium product.

If you tried to the car in at a lower price, you could a lot of kit out — like the Easy-Pack The cost of that is probably $1000, but we believe people that feature in that

But unlike the A-Class (below), was also stymied by poor supply and had long waiting Mercedes expects demand for the GLA to be

Waiting lists will be as a result, with a GLA 200 CDI expected to two or three months from to delivery.

A-Class supply has improved since launch, and the now convincingly leads the small segment with in excess of sales so far this year. supply problems ease up, the GLA also find itself in a position.

Every one of our [compact] has a waiting list except for You always want to have one car than you can sell than one McCarthy told TMR.

We’re in the situation where the is significantly higher than our to satisfy it for A-Class, GLA and CLA.

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