Mercedes-Benz GLS facelift to be launched on January 8: 7-seater luxury SUV with cosmetic upgrades and advanced safety features, competition with BMW X7

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Mercedes Benz GLS Facelift
Mercedes-Benz GLS facelift to be launched on January 8: 7-seater luxury SUV with cosmetic upgrades and advanced safety features, competition with BMW X7

Mercedes-Benz GLS facelift: Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz is preparing to start the new year in India with the launch of GLS facelift. This car will be launched on January 8, 2024.

The facelift model of the German brand’s flagship 7-seater SUV Mercedes-Benz GLS will get cosmetic upgrades in the exterior along with new features.

It will also be offered with Catalana Brown and Bahia Brown themed upholstery options. Trim options include high-gloss brown linden wood and Manufaktur Piano lacquer flowing lines.

Price and rivals

The GLS facelift is expected to be priced at Rs 1.50 crore (ex-showroom). Once launched, the updated Mercedes-Benz GLS will compete with other luxury flagship SUVs like the BMW X7, Audi Q8, Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery in India.
Mercedes-Benz GLS Facelift: Expected Updates
In the GLS facelift, compared to the existing model, the 4 horizontal louvers in the grille have been given a silver shadow finish. Newly styled LED headlamps will be found at both ends of the grille. Apart from this, the car includes a newly designed front bumper and new tail-lamps with air inlet grilles and high-gloss black surround. Three new horizontal block patterns in the tail-lamps give a new look to the car. Apart from this, new 20-inch alloy wheels in Himalaya Gray color have been installed in the new GLS.

Mercedes-Benz GLS Facelift: Interior Updates

More changes will be seen in the cabin of the facelifted GLS. It will get a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system and driver’s instrument cluster, which runs on the latest version of MBUX with 3 different display modes – Classic, Sporty and Discreet.

Apart from this, a new ‘Off-Road’ mode has been added to the luxury car, which will send a 360-degree camera to the front visual screen. It will get the company’s signature transparent bonnet to help in off-road conditions.

Mercedes Benz GLS Facelift: Engine Updates

The new GLS will come with the same powertrain options as the existing model. Its GLS 450 4Matic variant will have a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and the GLS 400d 4Matic will have a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder diesel option. Both engines are tuned to a 9-speed automatic gearbox, which sends power to all four wheels via Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

Mercedes’ India plan in 2024

According to media reports, German automobile brand Mercedes-Benz will launch 9 new models in India in 2024, starting with the GLS facelift. Information about the specifications of the new Mercedes cars and SUVs coming in 2024 will be revealed soon.

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