Next-gen Mercedes GLS ready for New York debut

Spy pictures of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS have been launched on-line. The SUV, which is able to make its international debut on the 2019 New York Auto Present, was noticed close to the carmaker's plant in Alabama, USA sporting little or no camouflage.

The pictures reveal a number of key particulars concerning the upcoming Mercedes GLS. For starters, general styling isn't as aggressive because the outgoing model, with the 2020 mannequin that includes smoother strains and fewer creases on its physique. The brand new GLS doesn't get the flared rear wheel arches of the older automobile both. Up entrance, it includes a new, giant grille with two horizontal slats, between which is able to sit the three-pointed star. On the rear, the SUV options slim tail-lights linked by a strip that runs throughout the boot door. Nevertheless, it stays to be seen whether or not this strip can be an LED brake mild or only a chrome garnish.

Underpinning the brand new GLS is Mercedes’ newest Modular Excessive Structure (MHA) that’s shared with the smaller GLE. The platform offers a big discount in kerb weight over the previous GLS. 

Mercedes will give the brand new GLS a very overhauled cabin to convey it in keeping with the present crop of Mercedes automobiles. It’s more likely to function two giant screens – one for the instrument cluster and the opposite for the infotainment features – the model’s newest MBUX infotainment system and superior driver help methods.  

By way of engines, the new-gen GLS is anticipated to proceed operating the petrol and diesel three.Zero-litre V6 models because the outgoing mannequin. Nevertheless, eight-cylinder engines and a hybrid or a plug-in hybrid variant are anticipated to be a part of the line-up.

Mercedes can also be contemplating a Maybach model of the GLS, which might be referred to as the GLS 560. It’s more likely to be powered by a 468hp, four.Zero-litre, twin-turbo V8 developed by AMG, which might be used underneath the hood of the performance-oriented GLS 63 AMG variant as nicely, albeit in a better 603hp state of tune.

To be launched someday in 2020, the Mercedes-Benz GLS will tackle the BMW X7, the Audi Q7and the Land Rover Discovery in our market.

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