Mercedes-Benz India’s VP Sales & Marketing, Santosh Iyer, and MD & CEO Martin Schwenk with the brand new GLS
The new technology Mercedes-Benz GLS has formally gone on sale in India at present and it’s priced at ₹ 99.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This is the third-technology mannequin of the Stuttgart-based carmaker’s flagship SUV that we lastly see it in India. The new GLS may even be domestically assembled on the firm’s Chakan plant and are available two choices – GLS 450 4MATIC and GLS 400 d 4Matic, and each are priced at ₹ 99.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This is the third mannequin from Mercedes-Benz India to get a digital launch beneath the COVID-19 lockdown, the primary two being AMG C 63 and the AMG GT R. The new GLS competes with the likes of the BMW X7.
Now, we drove the brand new-gen Mercedes-Benz GLS final yr within the US and have already instructed you a good bit in regards to the SUV. As if the huge footprint of the earlier GLS was not sufficient, Mercedes-Benz has made the brand new one even greater. The new-gen GLS is now 77 mm longer and 22 mm wider than earlier than, and it additionally comes with a 60 mm longer wheelbase, which has aided in providing extra cabin house, particularly for the second-row passengers. On that notice, it is also value mentioning that the SUV for the primary time comes with the choice of a six-seater cabin, with luxurious captain seats for the second-row passengers.
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Visually, the brand new GLS contains a daring octagonal grille, together with Multibeam LED headlamps as customary, that includes a complete of 112 LEDs per headlamp and daytime operating lights with three LED segments. The SUV additionally will get a chrome-plated beneath-guard within the entrance apron with massive air inlet grille and the bonnet comes with two energy domes. At the rear, the SUV comes with two-piece LED taillamps with a 3-dimensional sample, a easy-wanting rear bumper with underbody cladding, silver skid plate, and twin exhaust mufflers with chrome bezels. The SUV is available in 5 colors – Cavansite Blue, Selenite Grey, Hyacinth Red, Obsidian Black, and Mojave Silver.
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Inside, we’ve the signature bigger, single unit touchscreen show with cut up screens for the infotainment and instrumentation. Of course, the SUV additionally will get Mercedes’ newest-gen MBUX system together with elective rear-seat leisure system, that includes two 11.6-inch shows for film, music and web enjoyment. For the primary time, the SUV additionally comes with gesture controls. The system additionally will get further connectivity system as a part of the Mercedes Me connectivity system, together with Geofencing.
It additionally will get the corporate’s newest-technology driver help system, heated seats, 5-zone local weather management, panoramic sunroof, and much more. The SUV additionally comes 11 USB ports, two wi-fi chargers (entrance and 2nd row), and rear seats that may be folded on the push of a button, increasing the boot house to an enormous 2,400-litre. The AIRMATIC suspension additionally permits you the rise or lower the peak of the SUV on the contact of a button.
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The new-gen Mercedes-Benz GLS is available in each petrol and diesel engine choices beneath the hood. The former, which is the GLS 450 4MATIC, comes with a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine comes with the EQ Boost that includes a 48-volt on-board electrical system and built-in starter-generator. The engine is tuned to make 362 bhp and 500 Nm of torque, with an extra 21 bhp and 250 Nm of torque accessible by way of EQ Boost over brief durations. The diesel model, which is the GLS 400 d 4MATIC, comes with a 2.9-litre in-line six-cylinder oil burner that makes 326 bhp and 700 Nm torque.