The currently sold, second generation Mercedes GL-Class has been on sale since 2012 and is now due for a facelift. Adhereing to the brand’s new and simplified nomenclature system, the luxury crossover will change its name from GL-Class to GLS-Class. The addition of “S” letter in the name is the company’s way of systematically expressing that the vehicle is positioned at the level of the S-Class.
As per a fresh report from Mercedes-Benz Passion, the 2016 GLS-Class will be available for pre-order from 04 November 2015. This means that the new model can be expected to debut at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September. The facelifted model wil feature the new 9G-Tronic (nine-speed automatic) transmission that debuted on the E-Class in 2013. The front fascia has been updated with new, larger LED headlamps similar to the ones of the S-Class. The tail lamp clusters should also have been revised. The COMAND Online with Navigation system and the assistance systems will also be updated.
According to the report, the 2016 GLS-Class will start arriving in dealerships in Q1 2016.
[Source: Mercedes-Benz Passion]