The GLS is effectively a facelifted GL, and gets the family look now, with a front end that looks a lot like the S-Class. Mercedes is in fact calling the GLS the S-Class of SUVs. Powered by a V6 diesel engine, the GLS has everything a full-sized luxury SUV should in terms of performance, luxury, comfort, space and equipment.
Latest On Mercedes-Benz GLS
Mercedes-Benz has added another variant to its GLS lineup. This time, it comes with the AMG badge and packs a massive powertrain. The ‘Edition 463’ and the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 starts from Rs 1.58 crores (ex-showroom Pune) and is powered by a 5.5-litre V8 Biturbo engine producing 585PS of power and 760Nm of torque. Mated to the AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-TRONIC transmission, the GLS 63 is capable of launching off the line and reaching triple digit speeds in just 4.6 seconds. What's more interesting is that it has been launched under the Mercedes-Benz ‘designo’ platform which allows customers a high degree of customisation.
Mercedes-Benz GLS Variants
Mercedes-Benz GLS prices start at Rs. 82.90 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 1.56 crore. The prices of GLS diesel variants start at Rs. 82.90 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 86.90 lakh. Mercedes-Benz GLS is available in 5 variants and 8 colours.
Mercedes-Benz gives its full-size luxury SUV a new face and added features. Is it really the S-Class of SUVs as the manufacturer is calling it?
With Mercedes-Benz following the now de-rigueur trend of having every car on offer look similar to each other, the GLS is the latest to get the ‘family’ face. A trend that started with the new generation C-Class looking like a smaller S-Class, then the ML-Class becoming the GLE, followed by the soon to be launched E-Class and now the GL becoming the GLS.
Personally I’m not a fan of the ideology, and was glad to note that the GLS looks a bit different from its siblings, and even a lot better than the outgoing GL. My first rendezvous with the GL was in the snow-clad mountains of Ladakh a few years ago, and of course, a lot has changed since. In the form of the GLS, Mercedes-Benz’s full-sized, 7-seater luxury SUV only gets better, with additional technology and more features. Here’s all you need to know about it.
Exterior and design 4/5
The most obvious change is at the front with the GLS getting a new face. The highlight is the change to full-LED, adaptive headlights that look like the ones on the S-Class. Other changes include a more rounded, muscular twin-slat grille; as also a redesigned bumper and hood that add more...read more »
May 18, 2016 By Abhay Verma Photography: Vikrant Date
The GLS looks contemporary with its new design, and gets more features and equipment too. Performance and handling can be adjusted depending on the conditions you are driving on. Space and comfort are abundant, and the GLS now offers more to buyers in its segment.