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Spied: First photos of all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS

Spied: First photos of all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS image

Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | September 04, 2017 17:59

Mercedes-Benz spotted testing heavily camouflaged 2019 GLS

Mercedes-Benz is indeed busy testing their new line of crossovers and SUVs. Aside from the all-new G-Class, the German automaker was also spotted road testing the 2019 GLS. It is set to take on BMW's X7 and other full-size seven seater luxury SUVs. Upon first glance, it appears the all-new GLS will have a sleeker design than before along with what appear to be a vastly reworked front fascia.

Spied: First photos of all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS

Looking beyond the camouflage, the 2019 GLS appears to have redesigned headlights along with what looks to be a more prominent front grill. Behind the large alloy wheels are equally huge disc brakes which could indicate the prototype seen here has a high-output motor.

Around the back, false panels hide the final design of the 2019 GLS. However, we do get to see that the all-new model appears to have longer rear quarter panels and third-row windows. This could mean the GLS will have better cabin space overall, especially for the ones seated at the third row.

Spied: First photos of all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS

It is expected that the 2019 GLS will be underpinned by the MHA platform. Compared to the current model, the all-new GLS will be significantly lighter. An array of four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines could be available and can be specified in either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. The U.S. market could get six-cylinder gasoline and diesel-powered engines along with a hybrid version and an AMG-powered 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8.

Spied: First photos of all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS

Expect the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS to make its world debut sometime in 2019.