Mercedes GLS Grand Edition priced at Rs 86.90 lakh launched in India
Mercedes-Benz India MD & CEO Roland Folger said, "Mercedes-Benz India will keep striving to push the boundaries in the luxury automotive segment by driving innovation and excellence not only in our wide product line-up, but also in our customer service offerings and the overall vehicle ownership." He also said that Indians have a penchant for SUVs and this has pushed India to emerge as among the top 6 markets globally for the GLS, reiterating the vehicle's unmatched popularity.
Looking at the strong demand for SUVs in India, German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today launched the Grand Edition of its flagship SUV GLS with both petrol and diesel powertrains priced at Rs 86.90 lakh (ex-showroom). The GLS 350 d comes with a whopping 3-litre V6 diesel engine producing 258 horsepower, while GLS 400 features a V6 petrol engine that delivers 333 horsepower. "We are extremely confident that the 'GLS Grand Edition' will continue to remain at the top of customer preference creating new benchmark," Mercedes-Benz India MD & CEO Roland Folger said in a statement.
Roland Folger said, "Mercedes-Benz India will keep striving to push the boundaries in the luxury automotive segment by driving innovation and excellence not only in our wide product line-up, but also in our customer service offerings and the overall vehicle ownership." He also said that Indians have a penchant for SUVs and this has pushed India to emerge as among the top 6 markets globally for the GLS, reiterating the vehicle's unmatched popularity.
The flagship model comes with various features including 9-speed automatic transmission, 10-spoke alloy wheels, rear seat entertainment system and sunroof, among others.
According to autocarindia, the exteriors of the Grand Edition get automatic LED headlamps with a black surround, new black-finished, 10-spoke, 20-inch alloy wheels, chrome-finished fins on the bonnet and Grand Edition badges all around.
Exclusive paint options include Citrine brown metallic, Designo diamond white bright, Cavansite blue metallic, Obsidian black metallic, Iridium silver metallic and Tenorite grey metallic.
Describing the inside, Auto car stated that the flagship model features a heated three-spoke multifunction steering wheel (wrapped in nappa leather) with paddle shifters, 12 function keys, and a nappa leather airbag cover. It also gets a new, redesigned instrument panel with a semi-integrated colour screen.
The Mercedes GLS Grand Edition also comes with a rear seat entertainment system comprising two 7.0-inch high-definition touchscreen infotainment screens mounted on the front seat backs; they are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.
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The special edition is reportedly powered by the same 258hp/620Nm, 3.0-litre V6 diesel is the GLS 350d or a 333hp/480Nm, 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine in the GLS 400. The German luxury carmaker also offers new service packages along with the Grand Edition – the Compact Pack (Rs 75,000 for the GLS 400 and Rs 1.04 lakh for the GLS 350d) is for two tears and comes with unlimited mileage for maintenance related work on the premium luxury SUV, Auto Car added.
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