The New York Auto Show has landed another big announcement, Mercedes-Benz planning to bring to the Big Apple its next-generation GL SUV.
As with the smaller ML, the big G, the descendant of the legendary Gelandewagen, will migrate to a car-based platform. In fact, various media reports indicate the GL will share the smaller crossover’s underpinnings.
Spy photos show a big ute with a more aggressive front end than the outgoing GL, including a two-bar grille and with what one source described as “LED-infused” headlights.
Overall length is expected to remain the same, though the modified platform reportedly will permit a much larger cabin – and one more lavishly outfitted. Along with premium leather and wood, the new ML is also expected to get the latest Mercedes-Benz COMAND infotainment system and other high-tech goodies.