The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is based on the company's Modular High Architecture (MHA) platform, which makes it slighter longer and wider than the outgoing model. It also gets an increased wheelbase of 3,135mm, allowing for more legroom.
Further, the SUV offers a chrome-covered grille, a muscular-looking bonnet with sculpted lines, angular LED headlamps, blacked-out B-pillars, roof rails, and 21-inch alloy wheels.
The SUV comes in two variants - GLS 400d diesel and GLS 450 petrol.
The former gets a 3.0-liter diesel engine which makes 330hp/700Nm while the latter offers a 367hp/500Nm 3.0-liter petrol powertrain, coupled with a 48V mild-hybrid system that generates an additional 22hp/250Nm.
Both mills are mated to a nine-speed torque converter automatic gearbox and 4Matic four-wheel-drive system.
Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2020 GLS SUV in India at an introductory price of Rs. 99.90 lakh. At this price-point, it takes on BMW X7, which is marginally smaller and comes at a starting price of Rs. 92.50 lakh.