The ‘S’ added to the badge brings the S-Class like headlamps to the GLS with its twin LED projector units. The front bumper has been redesigned around the brand new grille with vented slats.
On the sides, nothing much has changed. The silhouette is the same with the three cab passenger compartment and flared wheel arches but the 20-inch multi-spoke alloy wheel design is new.
The story continues to be the same in the rear as the LED tail lamp internals have been reworked. The added chrome strip on the bumper looks premium with the twin chrome tip exhausts.
The cabin can be upholstered in three colours with two options for the trims as well. The steering wheel is now three spoke with a new layout for the steering mounted controls.
The new 20.3cm tablet screen and is controlled by the new touch-panel controller with the rotary fob. USB, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity with Apple Car Play and Garmin navigation is standard.
The last row is still the GLS’ forte when it comes to competition. The second row reclines and the last row folds electrically. Front seats are power adjustable with lumbar support and memory function.
Under the hood, you have the trusted 3.0-litre diesel V6 whose power delivery has improved by 22 per cent and efficiency by 15 per cent and is mated to the 4MATIC four-wheel-drive system.
You can select from the five driving modes - Comfort, Sport, Individual, Slippery and Off-road. For off-road driving, you can also raise the ride height thanks to the AIRMATIC suspension.