Mercedes-Benz PH unveils refreshed 2024 CLA, GLB

Updated May 07, 2024 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The CLA and GLB start at P3.990 million and P4.590 million, respectively. 

Mercedes-Benz Philippines, under the distributorship of Inchcape Philippines, has launched the facelifted CLA sedan and GLB seven-seater crossover SUV. 

2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Progressive

2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Progressive

These two refreshed Mercedes-Benz models enter the local market as the CLA 200 Progressive and the GLB 200 AMG, featuring new onboard tech features and slightly redesigned exteriors. 

So what can buyers expect from the 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Progressive and the 2024 GLB 200 AMG? 

CLA 200 Progressive

Style-wise, this coupe-like sedan still has the same silhouette as its predecessor. It still gets a roofline with a dramatic slope, but its front and rear aprons were re-shaped to look more assertive. 

Updated CLA's 18-inch multi-spoke light alloy wheels

Updated CLA's 18-inch multi-spoke light alloy wheels

Equipment found on the CLA 200 Progressive’s exterior includes a set of 18-inch multi-spoke light alloy wheels, LED high-performance headlamps with adaptive highbeam assist, LED daytime running lamps, and high-gloss Mercedes-Benz badging, among other features. 

Inside, the 2024 CLA for the Philippine market now comes with a Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) 10.25-inch central media display. The latter is combined with a similarly sized digital instrument cluster, thus making for a widescreen-style screen. 

Other amenities found inside this refreshed model include a redesigned center console with integrated 12-volt and USB charging ports, dark carbon fiber trims, ambient lighting, and plenty of soft-touch materials for many touchpoints. 

Also present inside this refreshed Mercedes ride are a variety of safety features. Notable among these are active brake assist, attention assist (driver attention warning), and the Guard 360 anti-theft system, among others. 

CLA's displays forms a widescreen-style screen

CLA's displays form a widescreen-style screen

Under the hood of the 2024 CLA 200 Progressive is a 1.3-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. This is the same mill found on the previous model, but the new one gets a stronger tune which chalks up to 163 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque. Power is sent to its front wheels via a seven-speed automatic gearbox. 

The updated 2024 Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Progressive is priced at Php 3,990,000.


For luxury car buyers wanting more passenger space and more versatility, Mercedes-Benz PH also launched the refreshed GLB 200 AMG.

2024 Mercedes-Benz 200 AMG

2024 Mercedes-Benz 200 AMG

As a model belonging to the AMG line, this version of the GLB gets a sportier appearance thanks to a redesigned front section. Its side section meanwhile, gets a tougher look thanks to new black claddings on the lower bumper, and a set of 19-inch five-spoke light alloy wheels. 

Inside, the GLB features a three-row seating arrangement with a 40:20:40 split-folding second row and a 50:50 split-folding third row. Its driver meanwhile, is provided with a seven-inch digital gauge cluster that’s seamlessly linked to an MBUX central touchscreen. 

Specific to the GLB AMG line’s interior are seats clad in man-made Artico leather. These go along with Microcut microfiber trims for the vehicle’s multi-function steering wheel. 

The GLB's MBUX central display

The GLB's MBUX central display

Propelling this three-row Mercedes-Benz SUV is a 1.3-liter inline-4 engine paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. At maximum, this powertrain can dish out 165 hp and 270 Nm of torque. Like the CLA, the GLB is also front-wheel-drive. 

Pricing for the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB 200 AMG starts at Php 4,590,000. 

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Know more about Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2024

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a subcompact executive sedan available in the Philippine market. Locally, this model has only one variant: the CLA-Class 180 Progressive 1.3 AT. Currently, 2023 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class price tag of Php 3,190,000. 

Under the hood, the Philippine-spec CLA-Class uses a 1.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 gasoline engine that can make up to 208 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. 

Size-wise, the CLA-Class has a length of 4,688mm, a width of 1,830mm, and a height of 1,439mm. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,729mm, and a ground clearance of 160mm. 

Locally, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class primarily competes against the BMW 3 Series 318i Sport as both of them are executive subcompact sedans. 

₱ 3,190,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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