- Fourth-generation GLE spotted testing in Pune
- The model is expected to be launched next year
The new generation Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has been spotted testing in India for the first time. The successor to the third-gen GLE, a rebadged ML-Class, was spied during a public road test on the roads of Pune, Maharashtra.
Compared to the outgoing model, the next-gen Mercedes GLE will be an all-new model with fresh styling and a new interior. While the silhouette of the car remains similar, we can see a new front bumper with skid plates, two slat grille with the Mercedes-Benz logo sitting in between and new headlamps which have been covered with a wrap.
Inside, the upcoming generation Mercedes-Benz GLE Class is expected to come equipped with two 12.3-inch touchscreen systems, a larger touchpad on the centre console and multi-function touch panels on the steering wheel.
Engine options on the new Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class could include BS-VI compliant units of the 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine and a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder petrol engine. All these engines will be paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard. Once launched, the model will rival against the likes of the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and the Land Rover Discovery.