By Staff Reporter
Right before its official debut set for next month at the New York Auto Show, official images of the new GLS have been leaked, thanks to the internet.
Looking at the pictures, the GLS gets a new tailgate, a twin-bar grille and the rear boast slim taillights. With the increase of 60 mm in wheelbase size, it means the GLS is more spacious than the outgoing model.
Inside, the GLS is still seven-seats big and boasts the German carmaker’s latest technology such as two large digital screens. At the rear, second-row passengers get large touchscreens which are integrated into the seatbacks of the front passenger and driver seats.
Third-row passengers get their own USB ports for device integration or recharging. With a wheelbase increase of 60 mm over the second-generation GLS, passengers should be that bit comfier inside too.
It remains unknown as to what will power the new GLS but what we know so far is that it will feature an AWD drivetrain plus a nine-speed automatic transmission.
According to Cars.co.za, it is expected that a GLS450 will initially headline the range, powered by a turbocharged 3-litre in-line six. This engine will also benefit from mild-hybridization, with a total system output of 270 kW and 500 Nm.
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