If you didn’t think it was possible for Mercedes-Benz‘s fleet of SUVs and crossovers to grow even further, you’re in for a shock as a brand new model dubbed the GLG could also be in the works.
German publication Auto Bild is behind this new report and asserts that the GLG has yet to be given the green light for production or even given an internal project name. However, it is claimed that Mercedes-Benz will make the model, as it’s mastered the art of producing new body styles for little money and continues to sell SUVs in record numbers.
Apparently, the GLG will be based around the GLE and targeted squarely at the Range Rover Sport. As a result, it will be slightly more off-road focused than some other SUVs from the car manufacturer but still offer adequate levels of performance.
In the vehicle’s attempt to rival the Range Rover Sport, Merc may fit height-adjustable air suspension as standard, equip the vehicle with three locking differentials, and develop a special off-road technology package.
The next-generation GLE on which the GLG will be based won’t launch until 2020, so the vehicle is probably at least four or five years away. That’s if it is green-lighted for production, of course.
If reports of a new off-road-focused Mercedes-Benz SUV sound familiar, that’s because they are. Alongside the GLG in question, Mercedes is working on a ‘baby G-Class’ dubbed the GLB. This model has been spied testing on multiple occasions and will offer the brand’s customers yet another SUV to choose from.