In India Mercedes-Benz launched the third-gen GLS. Two versions are offered: GLS 400 d 4MATIC and GLS 450 4MATIC, both priced at Rs 99.90 lakh.
The third-gen GLS is available with both BS6 petrol engines and diesel engines. A 3.0-liter engine which produces 330PS/700Nm power up the diesel variant. The GLS 450 is offered by Mercedes-Benz with a 3.0-liter petrol engine which puts out 367PS/500Nm and comes with mild-hybrid technology. Under fast acceleration it gives an extra 22PS and 250Nm lift. All models come coupled to a 9-speed AT and are compatible with all-wheel drive.
In favor of a more curvy design, Mercedes-Benz dismantled the boxy structure seen on the predecessor of the SUV. It gets a large two-slat grille with LED headlamps flanked by LED DRLs. Now, the front bumper comes with large air dams giving the SUV a more muscular appeal. Its large wheel arches serve to place alloy wheels of 21 inches (standard). It gets a large windshield at the rear, sleek LED tail lamps, and a large bumper with chrome inserts containing twin exhausts.
The third-gen GLS gets two 12.3-inch paired displays of which one is the optical instrument cluster and the other is infotainment feature for Mercedes’ MBUX. Mercedes-Benz provides the premium Crossover with five-zone climate control, automatic front and rear parking, a panoramic sunroof, Burmester surround sound system and 64-color ambient lighting. Offered safety features include up to nine airbags, EBD ABS, front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera.