Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has announced the arrival of the GLA 200 “Style” priced at RM223,888 on-the-road without insurance. With Agility Financing, the “Style” edition can be had from RM3,288.

A quick check on Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s official site shows that the GLA 200 “Style” is now the cheapest GLA, in fact, the most affordable Mercedes-Benz in the local range of three-pointed star vehicles.

Further up the food chain is the GLA “Night Edition” priced at RM244,888, the GLA 250 4MATIC AMG LINE at RM274,888 and the borderline lunatic GLA 45 AMG 4MATIC at RM413,888.

As the name prescribes, the latest GLA 200 sports a set of 18-inch five twin-spoke light-alloy wheels and high gloss chrome inserts on the beltine strip which runs around the windows on the side of the car and the load sill guard while the radiator is finished in matt iridium silver.

Inside, the new “Style” edition projects a subdued interior with a Artico man-made leather and Macapa fabric upholstery with a catchy pattern on the back rests of the “Comfort package” seats inspired by tyre tracks for a more rugged look.

As is mandatory these days, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is present on the 8-inch infotainment display. Should you feel the need to fuel you inner speed demon desires, it’s also equipped with the Dynamic Select switch to jump alter the car’s behaviour through different drive modes.

More importantly, albeit being an entry level model, the “Style” edition is equipped with Active Brake PRE-SAFE, Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC and Attention Assist.

Under the hood, the GLA 200 “Style” is powered by a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 156 hp and 250 Nm, paired to a 7G DCT transmission – enough to propel it from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.1 seconds.