The annual new York international auto show, which started 19.04.19, gave the world many brilliant novelties, among which was the new three-row crossover Mercedes GLS model 2021. We propose to evaluate the first photos of the exterior and interior of the car, and also to know what are the technical characteristics, equipment and the starting price of new items.
The history of the model
The first generation of the biggest car in the line SUV, the Mercedes released in 2015. In fact, the new model was a upgraded version of the GL class, received the prefix’s pointing to the appropriate class according to the internal hierarchy of Mercedes-Benz.
Among the indisputable advantages of the model that contributed to her high popularity in the markets of America, Europe and the USA, worth noting:
- reliability and excellent handling;
- three-row execution of the salon;
- a package of the most modern options;
- the willingness to conquer the terrain (though not most extreme);
- spectacular design premium;
- high quality materials;
- great functionality;
- a high level of comfort.
In 2020 to replace the 1st generation comes a new GLS 2021, which received a new platform, a number of design innovation and many improvements on the technical side.
The experts are unanimous in the opinion that its closest competitors for this model will be a sensational BMW X7 to be expected in the near future, Land Cruiser, although among more affordable crossovers in this group also presents Telluride and Kia Sorento Prime.
Presentation of the expected crossover SUV Mercedes-Benz GLS (modification 2021) was one of the highlights of International Auto Show 2020. On the enchanting scene presented picking just two new items: the classic version and a Deluxe Mercedes GLS 2021 in the AMG package.
The exterior of one of the biggest crossovers Mercedes have form:
- grille, designed in a classic Mercedes-Benz style with a large logo in the center and two chromed horizontal elements.
- massive bumper with large air intakes, the design of which has slight differences in the two versions;
- protective items like hinting at superior off-road qualities of the model;
- updated geometry of the optics head;
- large arches for wheels with diameters from 19 to 23 inches;
- the high line of the side glass;
- spectacular punch panels;
- practical rails along the roof;
- panoramic Windows (in Top configuration);
- powerful rapids in branded style.
- the new design of the rear lights;
- the tailgate, with narrow horizontal strip of chrome visually uniting the lamps;
- concise bumper with integrated exhaust tips pair system.
Mercedes GLS 2021 constructed on the platform MHA (Mercedes High Architecture), as well as legendary BMW X7. Due to this fact, designers and engineers managed to make the car even more than its predecessor. The dimensions of the model of the 2nd generation leave:
a maximum of 2 400 l
A new generation of SUV GLS, which will go on sale in early 2021, is represented by several variations of the three-row cabin:
- 6 seats according to the formula 2×2×2 (increased comfort for passengers 2nd row);
- 7 seats according to the formula 2×3×2 (more spacious, but less comfortable for long journey).
The features of the interior of the new GLS model 2021 from Mercedes, the cabin of which is shown in the photo, will appreciate such a highlight:
- a large panoramic screen (2×12.3 inches), seemed to combine the digital panel and monitor of the multimedia system;
- mnogofuntsionalnyh steering wheel three-spoke steering wheel design;
- modern projection display;
- spectacular futuristic design panels and the Central tunnel;
- innovative control unit vehicle functions;
- new gear selector of the automatic transmission;
- plenty of plugs for charging gadgets and their integration into the vehicle system (including third row);
- multi-zone climate control (5 zones) with the function of ionization;
- excellent seats with lateral support and electronic unit settings of various parameters;
- the electronic system of transformation of salon, allowing one button push to fold the seats of the 2nd and 3rd row to get a smooth surface;
- MBUX system that supports gesture controls and voice;
- background luxury interior lighting with a choice of the optimal shade.
While manufacturers claim that at the 3rd row even people with height 194 cm will feel quite comfortable.
In the GLS 2021 designers Mercedes-Benz has ispolzovali only premium materials: polished wood elite breeds, genuine leather embossed with a beautiful, polished aluminum, soft plastic. The palette of possible color solutions of the salon will include a large selection of practical colors (black, brown, Garrity, grey) and luxury pearl can emphasize the high status and taste of the owner.
Also see the promotional video from Mercedes:
The presentation announced that the new Mercedes GLS 2021 will be available with all-wheel drive 4Matic, as well as get a wide range of powertrains. In the engine range will be presented petrol and diesel engines and hybrid setup EQ-Boost at 48 volts.