Our spy photographers caught the next-generation Mercedes GLS testing in Germany. Thanks to the mighty dimensions, it looks large enough to accomplish its family hauling purpose with ease. However, the unmistakeable boxy stance makes it look far from stylish, at least at the first glance.
The new GLS rides on Merc’s new MHA platform that promises noticeable weight-saving gains. Plus, it also allows for better packaging, which will be obvious through the extra space liberated in the last row of seats. However, the biggest advantage will be the platform’s compatibility with hybrid powertrains. Additionally, powering the new GLS will be the brand’s new set of inline-six motors, plus at least two AMG models for those looking to thoroughly enjoy their drive.
Reports also add that the new Mercedes-Benz GLS could get the same Mercedes-Maybach treatment that was offered on the S-Class. The result? Expect that model to go up against the likes of the Range Rover SV Autobiography LWB and the Bentley Bentayga. We guess that the new Mercedes-Benz GLS may debut in the international arena sometime in 2019.