Out of nearly 100,000 online votes from the public, the Mercedes-Benz GLA was chosen out of six finalists including the Honda e, Skoda Enyaq VI, Opel Mokka-e, Mazda MX-30. Last year’s winner was the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, now in Malaysia as the 218i M Sport.
The other awards are as follow:
Most Beautiful Showcar – Audi Q4 E-tron Sportback
Most Beautiful Concept Car – DS Aero Sport Lounge
Most Beautiful Futuristic Car – Mercedes Vision AVTR
Most Beautiful Supercar – Maserati MC20
Most Beautiful Hypercar – Bugatti Bolide
Most Beautiful Interior – Honda e
There were also awards for the niche aspects of the auto industry too; like the Grand Prize of Advertising for example, which recognises the most creative video that in terms of aesthetics or originality. The award was presented to Porsche for their work on “The Heist” video featuring the all-electric Taycan.
The 36th edition of the annual event also recognised individuals for their work on the drawing board with the Grand Prize of Design award. It was presented to Sang Yup Lee, the Head of Design at Hyundai Global Design Centre and Senior VP at Hyundai Motor Company, for the creation of the Prophecy Concept.
The Mercedes-Benz GLA is available in Malaysia as the GLA 200 priced at RM244,199.82 and GLA 250 at RM285,336.66.
Under the hood of the GLA 200 is a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine with 163 hp and 250 Nm and is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. As for the GLA 250, it gets a more powerful 2.0-litre engine with 224 hp and 350 Nm, alongside an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Both the 200 and 250 are front-wheel drive.
Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 AMG Line
Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Progressive Line