No one is getting geared up for the post-lockdown splurge like the good folks at Mercedes. They’ve already given us a virtual tour of the GT R that launched just two weeks ago, and today they dropped a heavy beast of the GLS on us. Mercedes GLS has always been the XL size of Mercedes’ fleet of luxury SUVs, and with the third generation, it’s grown longer and wider in size compared to its predecessor. It’s almost like they’re waiting for adventure deprived petrolheads to step on the throttle and drive into the wilderness with 330hp and 700Nm of torque for company. Packed with the most up-to-date features, the GLS will be available in petrol (GLS 450) and diesel (GLS 400) variants, both paired to a 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox with Mercedes' latest 4Matic four-wheel-drive system capable of taking it to a neat 100 in under 7 seconds. It’s got the fancy-schmancy MBUX multimedia system to give you various touch and contactless control options, and the Mercedes me Connect app is a first in India. Both variants of the seven-seater start at ₹99.90 lakhs (ex-showroom price) and are a great addition to your fleet of cars, especially now that holidays will consist of long drives and road trips, at least for the foreseeable future. Here’s to comfort!
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