After renaming its M-Class as the GLE, Mercedes-Benz is all set to rechristen its full blown, 7-seater SUV, the GL-Class. Leaked official images of a brand new SUV, the Mercedes-Benz GLS essentially represent the new version of the GL-Class with refreshed exterior and interior, along with a range of new power trains.
For 2016, the new GL-Class or the GLS as seen in these leaked images which appeared on a French auto forum will get fresh new styling – in line with the new C- and S-class. The front fascia of the GLS resembles the two cars we just mentioned. The changes on the exterior, apart from a revamped face include LED tail-lamps, a re-styled lower bumper, new spoiler and a new range of colours. The vehicle is slated to make its show debut at the upcoming LA Auto Show.
In addition to the changes on the exterior, the new GLS is also expected to come equipped with the latest M-B infotainment system, including hi-res screens, and hi-quality materials, along with a whole bunch of modern amenities alike the S-Class.
Engine line-up is expected to be led by the 3.0 litre turbo diesel V6 as seen on the current gen GL-350 CDI. The power and torque output from the engine is rated at 258 bhp and 619 Nm respectively. There may be a smaller diesel engine in the offing as well, along with the range topping GLS 63 AMG with a 5.5 liter turbo petrol with close to 600 bhp.
The AMG line version of the new GLS has also been revealed. The image was taken from a brochure shows the car in a new orange shade.. The AMG Line version is a sportier looking variant for those who want a sportier appearance for their SUV. This variant get as glossy black roof, along with silver roof rails and comes with aluminium underbody protectors.
Full details of the new GLS will be revealed during the LA Auto Show that begins on November 17. Stay tuned for all the details on the new SUV.