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Why hire the new Mercedes GLA?


A bigger, bolder design, a tech-packed interior with extra leg room and boot capacity - the most versatile SUV just got even better.

The new generation of SUV

A modern, revamped exterior with a spacious high-tech interior

Bigger and bolder

More passenger leg room, bigger boot, taller ride height and chunkier size - the new GLA is a proper SUV with space for whatever you need to bring.

Brimming with technology

Extra-large touchscreen, MBUX, active parking assist, voice control and more. A seamless tech-filled car to match a seamless tech-based car rental.

Refined style

Smoother lines, bigger wheel arches, and a completely reworked back end; be the envy of your friends, family and colleagues as you cruise by.

Key Features

Take your Virtuo experience to the next level with these amazing new features

The GLA has long been a staple of Virtuo. A versatile, dynamic car that is as comfortable in the city as it is out on country roads. As with all good things, there’s a time when they need to allow a new generation to come in. Now available on Virtuo is the all new Mercedes GLA, a modern take on the original that is a luxurious and practical upgrade. Enjoy more space, more technology, an all new exterior, an efficient engine and more. 

Booking and driving the new GLA has never been easier. With Virtuo, you can book and unlock this amazing new car, all through your phone - no queues, no hassle, just car rental how it should be. Furthermore, if you are in London’s zones 1-3, you can also enjoy your new GLA delivered to your door. 

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Bigger and bolder

Having had a growth spurt, the new GLA is now 10cm taller than its predecessor and also boasts a larger wheelbase (distance between the front and rear wheels) which means that your passengers can enjoy more legroom. The rear bench is now sliding, which at its fullest provides an extra 116mm of space behind the front seats. Not only this, the boot space has increased to 435 litres - meaning you can pack everything you need!

Pumped full of tech

Nothing says an upgrade quite like revamped technology and in this case, the new model has had a serious upgrade. The new ultra-wide digital touchscreen means no more frustration as you try to change a song. New controls, levers and buttons and Mercedes active parking assistant make for a seamless experience. To cap it all off, the new GLA also comes with the Mercedes Benz User Experience, allowing for voice control as well as What3Words powered navigation. 

All new exterior

Feel like you are really driving an SUV with the more traditional shape at the core of the new GLAs design. From the front you will see sleeker lines and a refined finish, whereas at the back there has been a complete rethink compared to the old model. The back has a classic SUV flat shape, allowing you to pack in more. This is a car you will want to be seen in. 

Revamped interior

The first thing you will notice when stepping inside this great car is just how spacious it feels. Compared to the old model, the new version has a much higher ride height and a thoughtful modern design throughout. Say goodbye to analogue dials and enjoy a clean and crisp finish with the new MBUX interior layout. 

Improved fuel consumption

The wholesale changes of the GLA are not just cosmetic, as you go under the hood this car has truly had a revamp. In previous models with a GLA 200 engine, you could expect 39.8mpg, however, the new generation GLA 200 can return 42.8mpg 


When it comes to safety, the original GLA was already a standout in its class scoring 5 stars in Euro NCAP testing and achieving a 96% safety rating for adult occupants and 88% for children. The latest GLA has not been Euro NCAP tested yet, but we would expect a 5 star rating to follow, especially with the introduction of Mercedes autonomous emergency braking system. 

The ultimate roadtrip companion

At Virtuo, we are all about the road trip and escaping the city. The new beefed up, spacious and practical GLA is the perfect partner for your escapes. Whether going on a short weekend away or needing to load the spacious boot up for a European road trip (don’t forget we have Europe wide insurance), we are sure the GLA will get you there in style. 

Old vs the New GLA

Side by side comaprison of the two


5 Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating
Automatic transmission
Extra ride height
Extra Boot Space
Extra leg room
Autonomous braking system
Active Parking Assist


5 Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating (expected)
Automatic transmission
Extra ride height
Extra Boot Space
Extra leg room
Autonomous braking system
Active parking assist

Why rent the GLA with virtuo?

Renting a SUV actually becomes an enjoyable experience with Virtuo and renting the new GLA with us is no different. You can hire the new Mercedes GLA for short and long term rentals with the option to rent from 1 to 90 days means there is a solution for whatever your need. The best part is, you actually drive the car you booked! No exchanges, no extra charges, no upsells, just the car you actually wanted not ‘something similar’. 

As always, Virtuo customers can simply book and unlock your car all through your phone with the app, a completely contactless experience. Our prices are always competitive and you can hire this SUV 24/7 as at Virtuo we don’t close which means more time for adventure for you in one of our premium cars.

Where can you rent the new GLA from?

You can rent the new Mercedes GLA in London across all of our 13 stations. If you are planning a trip abroad, you can also rent the new GLA in France. As always with a Virtuo reservation these SUVs are available to rent 24/7 in the UK, including from Stratford Int, London Victoria, Shepherd’s Bush, Clapham Common and more...

Live in London zones 1-3?

Since the launch of our car hire delivery and collection service in London on the Virtuo app, you can now have your new Mercedes GLA delivered to your door, across London’s zones 1-3. The entire service is 100% contactless, so you can just start the rental from your own address when you are ready. Search in the app now to discover availability in your location.

Need to get around for business?

Do you need a new SUV for your business to make the most of the extra boot space or travel in extra comfort? The new Mercedes GLA is available as a business car rental through Virtuo for Business. Get in touch with the team today on the website to see how we can help you and your colleagues travel more seamlessly 


5 reasons to try the new Mercedes GLA

The best in class

The best in class

More comfort, more space, more style.

Unlocked and locked all through your phone

Unlocked and locked all through your phone

Pick your new Mercedes 24/7 thanks to our 100% contactless rental.

A true SUV

A true SUV

The new GLA has stepped up and feels like a true SUV.

As stylish as you

As stylish as you

A car that can just about keep up with your style

Truly connected

Truly connected

GPS navigation, Car play and Android Auto, MBUX, active parking assist and more...

Car model information

A list of the main key features for the Mercedes GLA 2020 you can rent with Virtuo.
Car characteristicsValue
Car body typeSUV
Transmission typeAutomatic
Seats count5
Doors count5
Luggage capacity3
Backup cameraYes
Prices fromFrom £50 / day
Number of cities available2
Number of stations available20

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