Mercedes-Benz is keeping the facelift momentum going as it reveals the 2024 GLS SUV, following the GLE and various updates for its smaller models.
Like the updates to the rest of the Mercedes stable, the GLS will now feature electrification in some form for all models, with the brand's EQ 48V mild-hybrid system featuring on every combustion engine variant from here on.
Inside, new leather colours and trim elements are added, while 'glossy brown lime wood' is now a standard material. Maybach design elements and colours also trickle down to the rest of the range.
The MBUX multimedia system, as with most 2024 model year Mercedes refreshes, has been updated with new display schemes and increased functionality for voice activation.
The steering wheel has also been updated to the new-gen wheel, with 'touch controls' on the spokes.
The seven-seat SUV has also been given a slightly updated look.
MBUX screens can also be optioned for the backs of the front seats, useable by the second row occupants for a "comprehensive range of infotainment and comfort features".
In terms of variants, the four currently available in Australia seem to continue.
A 'base' GLS450 with 280kW and 500Nm from its 3.0-litre turbo six, now 10kW up on the old version thanks to the EQ mild hybrid, sits alongside a diesel GLS. The latter was called '400d' until this generation, but will become either 350d or 450d if it comes to Australia.
The steering wheel has also been updated to the new-gen wheel, with ‘touch controls’ on the spokes.
An AMG GLS63 with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 making 450kW and 850Nm is also on the cards, boasting a 0-100km/h sprint of 4.2 seconds, while the more luxury-focused top-level GLS is found in the Mercedes-Maybach GLS600, using a less powerful version of the 4.0-litre V8.
Stay tuned for more specific details for Australia when the GLS is confirmed with local pricing and specifications.