The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class will be made in China from late 2015. The GLA will be manufactured by the Beijing-Benz joint venture. The Mercedes-Benz GLA will compete head-to-head with the locally made Audi Q3 and BMW X1. The GLA will be available with 122hp or 156hp 1.6 turbo and a 211hp 2.0 turbo.
The GLA is currently not available in China. Imports will start in the second half of this year and will continue until local production starts. The Beijing-Benz joint venture also makes the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class L, and the Mercedes-Benz GLK.