Mercedes-Benz reveals updated GLS range
German automaker Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the facelifted GLS, AMG GLS, and Maybach GLS. This mid-cycle update brings new colours, updated tech, and a redesigned inside and out.
Mercedes-Benz GLS facelift: Design
The refreshed GLS, along with the AMG and Maybach versions, have received a mild design update. The GLS facelift features four horizontal slats in the grille, a reprofiled bumper with an air inlet, and new cladding. In addition, Mercedes has added a new set of 20-inch alloy wheels painted in Himalayas Grey. The headlight and taillights clusters have also received subtle styling tweaks.
Mercedes-Benz GLS facelift: Interior
The updates are more prominent when it comes to the interior of the GLS lineup. First up, the GLS facelift gets new leather shades: Catalana Beige and Bahia Brown. The revised trim finishes now feature new Glossy Brown lime trim wood is standard. Additionally, the air con vent louvres bear Maybach GLS-inspired galvanised silver shadow finish. Notably, all GLS versions also get a new steering wheel.
Furthermore, the most significant change comes in the form of upgraded MBUX that brings in a new user interface. In addition to the new graphics including Classic, Sporty, and Discreet, the updated MUBX also comes with three modes: Navigation, Assistance, and Service.
The standard Parking package with a 360deg camera features a transparent bonnet function, which has already made its way to the GLA facelift and new-gen GLC. On top of that, the off-road mode shows the steering angle, lateral inclination, and compass on the screen.
Mercedes-Maybach GLS facelift: Highlights
Along with reprofiled bumper and lights, the Maybach GLS facelift features ambient lighting with Mercedes-Maybach logo projection (as standard), newly designed seat covers, and an optional 23-inch Maybach alloy wheel with forged wheel bolt cover.
The firm also offers two exclusive interior tones: Manufaktur crystal white with silver grey pearl and Manufaktur mahogany brown with macchiato beige. The Maybach GLS facelift also benefits from two new exterior paint options: Sodalite Blue (metallic) and Manufaktur Alpine Grey (non-metallic).
Mercedes-AMG GLS facelift: Highlights
Along with the standard GLS and Maybach GLS, the German auto major has also updated the AMG GLS 63 4Matic+. It comes in two new shades: Manufaktur Alpine Grey (non-metallic) and Sodalite Blue (metallic). In addition, Mercedes has given AMG emblem on the bonnet instead of the Mercedes star, red brake callipers, and AMG-specific logo projection. Moreover, customers can choose from two new interior colours: Bahia Brown with Black and Macchiato Beige with Black. There are also new interior trim options. On top of that, the refreshed AMG GLS also features an AMG performance exhaust system and adaptive dampers as standard.
Mercedes-Benz GLS, Maybach GLS, and AMG GLS: Powertrain
With the addition of a 48V mild hybrid functionality in the AMG GLS 63 4Matic+, the entire GLS engine portfolio now offers mild-hybrid assistance.
Mercedes-Benz GLS facelift and Maybach GLS facelift: India launch
While the 2024 GLS facelift lineup will go on sale in the United Kindom in October this year, Mercedes-Benz India may launch the updated GLS and Maybach GLS in India sometime in early 2024.
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