M Class with minor styling updates coming to India next year.
The 2015 Mercedes M Class (facelift) was snapped undisguised during its photoshoot in Europe, by Mr.Alex Ingram, a reader of Autocar UK. The mid-life refresh brings to the SUV subtle exterior, and possible interior, design changes.
The front-end sees a new four-bar grille, newly designed air intakes and mildly redesigned headlights. Changes at the rear are almost imperceptible, as the bumper receives a metallic guard save for which there are no other changes observed.
The report states that upgraded trims and upholstery will be seen inside along with Mercedes's new COMAND infotainment system with a larger screen. Under the hood, details are still scarce. The SUV will likely continue unchanged though the 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox could be upgraded to a 9-speed automatic.
The refreshed M Class is expected to premiere at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2015, and an Indian launch should take place in the first half of 2015.
Competitors: Audi Q5, BMW X3, Volvo XC60
Expected Price: INR 48 - 55 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: H1 2015 in India
[Spy images from Autocar UK]