Mercedes' next-generation GL-class, previewed by 2012’s Ener-G-Force concept, is set to morph into a full Range Rover rival in 2018, with a big push on luxury and refinement and the addition of a long-wheelbase variant.
New GL SUV from Mercedes to be more luxurious
Mercedes has noted the trend for super luxury SUVs, like the latest Range Rover and the upcoming Bentley Falcon, and the company intends to plonk the next-gen GL right into the heart of this growing segment.
The bigger, and even more luxurious, long-wheelbase GL could take the Pullman name to represent its premium positioning. The badge is also set to be used on longer, plusher versions of the Mercedes S-class to replace the axed Maybach range.
The next-gen GL could also underpin a new Aston Martin Lagonda SUV as part of the deal between Mercedes and Aston Martin.