Like other luxury car manufacturers, German giant Mercedes-Benz is busy revamping its model line up for 2018. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS was actually in need of a sprucing up given the fact rivals from BMW and Audi have all upped their ante. The test prototype of the 2018 GLS class has been spotted a few times. This SUV has been redesigned both in exterior and interior.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Design and Technology
The Mercedes-Benz GLS did not receive a nice redesign for quite some time and its age had been showing. The 2018 model is likely to fix that issue, as is evident from the spy shots. The car is also likely to be more lightweight for 2018 model which will help enhance its fuel economy. The grille and headlamps may get redesigned to an extent. The car may be unveiled in three trims, just like the 2017 model- GLS 450, GLS 550 and range-topping GLS 63.
The cabin will get superior quality upholstery and real wood trim, as it is being speculated. Even etc dashboard design will be made less cluttered in the 2018 model. There will be some useful storage options in a cabin to hold gadgets, small bags and things you like to take in trips.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Engine Specifications
The 2018 GLS class will most likely be powered by modular six-cylinder engines that also power the company’s S-Class vehicle. These engines will be coupled with 9-speed automatic transmission units. The model may get a diesel engine too though the company is a mum on the issue. The top trim may actually be laden with a powerful V8 engine.
New Mercedes-Benz GLS 2018 is sure to be laden with amenities and safety features too. The car is expected to get the company’s much touted advanced semi-autonomous features. Audiophiles will be happy to know it will get a top class Burmester audio system.
The standard safety features are rearview camera system, Attention Assist, stability controls and set of airbags. Top trim gets pedestrian detection system, blind-spot monitors and active lane keep the system. The heated adaptive windscreen wiper makes driving on winter days safer and easier.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Price and Release Date
Upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS is going to be unveiled in late 2017. Its base trim price would be around $70,000.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS is shaping up to be a nice luxury SUV. Its design and amenities are enticing enough. With the pricing kept right, it can emerge as a category leader.