When it comes to the large luxury SUV segment, you won’t find much better models than GLS. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is coming to the markets once again. This SUV was about to make a debut at the forthcoming New York Auto Show. However, official photos have already been leaked. The next-generation GLS will firstly arrive in India by the end of 2019.
A seven-seat configuration will remain. Exterior will suffer numerous changes and upgrades. From the inside, the interior will look closer to the GLE model. Under the bonnet, the 2020 GLS will offer both V6 and V8 engines. Also, a mild-hybrid system is available as well.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Comes With Strikingly Beautiful Exterior
After the first photos, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS will look less aggressive. Exterior design is cleaner and it sports fewer character lines. Up front, you can still find muscular creases on the hood and new grille. Next-generation GLS comes with brand-new LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. The bumper is new as well and it holds larger intakes on both ends.
Flared wheel arches are gone and the overall SUV’s shape will remain. In the back, LED taillights are slimmer and it looks very classy and stylish. To the sides, GLS now looks slightly bigger, but it’s not. Additional claddings are creating a perfect illusion. Alloy wheels are sportier now and are looking premium.
Interior Is Based On The GLE Model
When it comes to the interior, the overall design will be slightly different. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS now sports a design that is based on the GLE model. New MBUX infotainment system is available and it provides a better user experience. The steering wheel will remain and the shape of the AC vents is the same as before.
The seven-seat layout remains too but we can expect better comfort and even more luxury. Also, third-row will be improved and it will offer better legroom than the current GLS model. Mercedes is offering numerous interior color schemes. The most popular Designo scheme will be available once again.
The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS comes with numerous engine options. Hybrid technology will be available but Mercedes is silent on more precise details at the moment. Whatsoever, the turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine offers two different outputs. The first output is rated at 286 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. The second variant produces 340 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque.
A 3.0-liter gasoline engine delivers 362 horsepower. High-performance Mercedes-AMG GLS comes with a powerful 4.0-liter V8 bi-turbo engine. This unit is capable of producing up to 600 HP. A 9-speed automatic transmission is standard and all-wheel-drive system is available.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Price and Release Date
Depending on trim levels, the price of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS will range from $70.000 to $100.000. This SUV will go on sale later this year. This SUV will be produced at Mercedes’ plant in Alabama. The first launch will be scheduled for India.
The competition is strong in the large luxury SUV segment. GLS model will rivals models such as BMW X7, Audi Q7, Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover Evoque.