Mercedes-Benz opens booking for GLE SUV; to be launched in India next year

The new GLE is scheduled for an India debut in 2020 prior to the Auto Expo

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Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has officially opened the bookings for the upcoming new generation GLE. The new GLE will be launched before Auto Expo 2020 that begins on February 5. The price announcement of the new model of GLE will be done around February 2020.

Earlier known as M-Class, the brand-new fourth-gen GLE gets a fresh makeover with sensual surfaces, muscular forms and clear lines define the design of the GLE. The company also boast the model to be equipped with the most powerful diesel engine in the history of Mercedes-Benz bundles together state-of-the-art technology components for low fuel consumption.

Mercedes Benz GLE has more cabin space with an added length and a wheelbase of around 80mm. the interior of the new SUV gets two 12.3-inch screens and a multi-functional steering wheel.

In India, the new GLE will probably come with more than one diesel variant- GLE 400d and GLE 300d. The GLE’s petrol engine would be the 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder unit that puts out 367hp at 5,500-6,100rpm and a torque value of 500Nm at 1,600-4,500rpm.

Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “The festive season has been satisfactory for us and we are glad to see an overwhelming response to our products from across markets. We are excited to see the response to the current GLE, which sold out 3 months ahead of the plan. We have now opened the bookings for the new generation GLE, scheduled to be launched before the Auto Expo 2020. We are confident that the new GLE which will be the most advanced GLE ever, will continue to redefine the luxury SUV space.”

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The company also announced that current GLE is completely sold-out, 3 months ahead of the launch of the new generation successor owing to an exceptional market demand of the model across the country, especially in Norther region of Delhi NCR, Punjab, and in Western regions of Mumbai, Pune and Gujarat. It also claimed that they have sold over 600 cars across markets on Dhanteras, including 250+ cars alone in Delhi NCR on Dhanteras which is a new record.

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