Mercedes new GLE SUV to debut in second quarter





The Mercedes-Benz GLE has marked a new era for the mid-sized sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment.

Years after getting a new identity with a change from the M-Class nomenclature to the GLE, Mercedes-Benz SUV continues to set the pace.

In October 2018, the latest installment of the GLE was presented to the public for the first time at the Paris Motor Show with a number of mouthwatering innovations that are revolutionizing the premium SUV segment.

Weststar Associates Limited, authorized General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria said the company will be introducing the new GLE to the market by second quarter, 2019.

Managing Director, Weststar Associates Limited, Mirko Plath, described the new GLE as one of the welcome innovations in the global automobile industry.

He pointed out that with features like the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), the world continues moving towards a more digitalized era and that Nigeria is not left out.

With the growing demand for Mercedes-Benz cars in Nigeria, Plath believes the new GLE will be well received.

According to him the new GLE is expected to be at Weststar’s authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Nigeria by beginning of April this year.

The new GLE remains an iconic member of Mercedes-Benz SUVs and its newest installments have largely exceeded expectations. With first of its kind innovations and an even more personal interaction between the driver and car, customers can look forward to a futuristic driving experience.

The driving performance has also been further enhanced with 4matic, which ensures great agility on the road and superior performance off the beaten track.

The new GLE comes with a handful of innovations that have completely reconceived the SUV trendsetter. Features like the E-active body control, the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz assistance systems, 4matic which makes the GLE more off-road capable than ever, seating comfort with corresponding interior spaciousness and MBUX have been highlighted as the most important innovations in the new GLE.

Exterior
The exterior design of the new GLE exudes a powerful presence. The front emphasizes this with the upright radiator grille in an octagonal SUV interpretation, the prominent chrome-plated underguard and the bonnet with two powerdomes. The distinctive headlamp design is another key feature; this comes with MULTIBEAM LED lights; the brightness of the main beam headlamps covers over a distance of more than 650 metres. The side view highlights the wide C-pillar typical of the GLE, large wheels in sizes from 18 to 22 inches and the pillared roof rails or the optional illuminated running boards. While the rear stands out with the rear lights, reflectors and chrome plated underguard.

Interior
The interior design of the new GLE is luxuriously elegant and powerfully progressive. It comes with a sporty and stylist cockpit design in the dashboard. The dashboard support flows into the door panels, and the integral trim element likewise extends around the driver and front passenger areas to meet the doors. There is a new sport steering wheel with a striking, sculptured spoke design emphasizing the impressive appearance of the SUV’s interior. Other features include good ergonomics, flowing leather surfaces, a broad area of trim and flush-fitting sunblinds. All the controls and displays are now in a new design.

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