The first ever locally assembled GL Class from CKD units is rolling out from Metrcedes-Benz’s Chakan plant today. As always, we are reporting live from the event venue. The event is just about to start, and we’ll be updating this post with images and details. This is bthe first time ever that a GL Class is being assembled outside of Merc’s USA plant in Tuscaloosa.
The new locally assembled GL-Class launched at the price of Rs 72.58 lakh ex-showroom. Here are some images from the event
The new GL is a successful model from Mercedes in India. The 7 seater SUV, which has big space, comfort, power and off-roading capabilities as its USPs was introduced a few months back to India. The first 100 units of Mercedes Benz GL350 CDI, which came to us via CBU route have been sold “Launch Edition”. These 100 cars sport an AMG body kit, 21 inch AMG alloy wheels, Designo Upholstery and temperature controlled cup holders.
The latest generation of the GL Class made its international debut early last year and has won plenty of rave reviews for its mechanicals and new age design. The talking point of the latest GL’s exterior styling is its bold grille, SL inspired headlamps and daytime LED running lamps.
On the inside, the car comes draped in acres of leather and adorned with plenty of wood inserts. Powering the India spec Mercedes Benz GL Class is a 3.0 litre diesel engine which has a max power output of 260 PS and a peak torque figure of 620Nm. The motor is mated to a dual clutch 7-speed automatic gearbox and the car can dismiss 100 kmph from standstill in less than 10 seconds. The GL Class, which is a full size luxury SUV, is known as the S Class of SUVs and comes loaded to the brim with gizmos and safety features.
The key features of the new Mercedes GL Class SUV includes
- COMAND Navigation
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Active Park Assist
- Three Zone Climate Control
- Wind Assist System to fight off the cross winds
- 360 degree Camera System
Check out the image gallery of the Rollout on the next page