The other car I considered was a BMW X1 and the new version looks like it's in for some pretty big changes. First up - It's moving from RWD to FWD (still the option of 4WD) and it looks like its taking on styling cues from the bigger X3 and X5.
It's actually looking quite smart. I don't like the current X1 that much in comparison to the GLA but I do like the X3 and if this ends up like a mini version I could be tempted when I'm due to change in a couple of years time.
It looks too chunky to me. I feel that an SUV in this range needs to have a more sporty look and that what Mercedes did with the GLA. Giving it a more youth look for a compact SUV. GLA is the way forward in the compact SUV world.