Next-gen Mercedes GLS spotted next to current Mercedes GLS

Sagar Parikh

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The third-gen Mercedes GLS is in the works, and it was spied next to the current model by Auto Plus reader Jean-Herve recently.

2019 Mercedes GLS spy shot
Mercedes-Benz's new MHA platform will underpin the next-gen Mercedes GLS.

The third-gen Mercedes GLS (codename: Mercedes X167), like its predecessor, features a lengthy boxy body for well-spaced three rows of seats. It rides on the new MHA (Modular High Architecture) platform that will underpin the second generation Mercedes GLE family.

Reports say that all-new Mercedes GLS will share many parts, including powertrains, with the Mercedes S-Class saloon. So, it is reasonable to expect turbocharged six- and eight-cylinder conventional engines and even a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid system. A 48-volt mild-hybrid system is also in the third generation model's plan.

The next-gen Mercedes GLS should come with the latest in features like headlamps with Digital Light technology, dual-display setup for the instrument cluster and media display with 12.3-inch screens, MBUX infotainment system with augmented reality technology and natural speech recognition activated with the code word “Hey Mercedes”, Energizing comfort control and more. Driver assistance technologies including Distronic Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist, would be available on the new full-size SUV.

Mercedes GLS
The next-gen Mercedes GLS will feature a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Current Mercedes GLS pictured.

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The third-gen Mercedes GLS is expected to debut later this year. It could go on sale in India in late 2019.

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