Mercedes GL facelift (Mercedes GLS) to debut at this year’s LA Auto Show – Report

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The GLS will continue to be made in Alabama, USA.

Mercedes Passion Blog reports that the Mercedes GL facelift, which will be called the Mercedes GLS in accordance to the brand’s new nomenclature, will have its premiere in November this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Mercedes GLS rear (Mercedes GL facelift) spied
On the mechanical front, the GLS will receive the 9-speed automatic gearbox.

The publication states that the exterior will see changes to the headlights, grille, taillights and bumpers, but the overall design of the flagship SUV will continue unchanged. The headlights are set to get bigger with inclusion of Mercedes’s LED lighting technology, the report adds.

On the mechanical front, the GLS is expected to trade its double-clutch 7-speed 7G-TRONIC gearbox for a more advanced 9-speed 9G-TRONIC unit, while the engines will see an overall improvement in power and torque figures.

Interior updates are likely to extend to the COMAND infotainment system, and the addition of the fingertip-based controller that debuted on the new C Class.

Mercedes GLS front (Mercedes GL facelift) spied
The GLS will be assembled in India, at the Chakan plant.

Also read: Mercedes V-Class AMG Line – 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

For the Indian market, the GL Class is assembled at Mercedes-Benz India’s Pune plant. Local assembly will continue when the GLS is launched by mid-2016.

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[Source – MBPassion]

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