Mercedes-Benz India today launched two new Luxury SUVs, the new GLA SUV and the Performance oriented AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé in India. With more than 14,000 units sold, the GLA is one of the most successful SUVs for Mercedes-Benz India, and a desirable stepping-stone into the brand’s aspirational and most comprehensive SUV range. The AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe on the other hand is a stylish addition to Mercedes-AMG’s SUV portfolio range. This new performance SUV Coupé will diversify Mercedes-Benz GLE portfolio, by catering to AMG customers desiring for a luxurious, stylish, performance SUV Coupé, which is also highly practical.
Mercedes-Benz India also unveiled the one-of-its kind Concept EQG, underlining commitment to an all-electric future. The unveiling of the Concept EQG precedes the launch of the EQG, thereby readying the legendary ‘G’ to embrace an all-electric future in India. Visually, the concept car is a combination of G-Class’ striking look with select design elements characteristic of Mercedes-Benz’s EV models, presented in a contrasting highlight.
Top highlights of the new GLA 200, GLA 220d 4MATIC, and GLA 220d 4MATIC AMG Line
⦁ Modern, stylish and dynamic exteriors: The GLA combines its SUV character with an athletic silhouette. The new radiator grille with vertical louvres and horizontal fins enhances the powerful character in the progressive line styling. In AMG line the new front apron design and body colored wheel arches add to the sportiness of the design. Added to this is the modernized light signature in the standard LED High Performance front headlights and the LED rear lights. New alloys further enhance the sporty character of the GLA.
⦁ More digital and smarter: In the new GLA both hardware and software have taken a major leap forward. The latest generation of MBUX -NTG7 is intuitive to operate and capable of learning. The new telematics system impresses with its design and improved performance. Features like Car-to-X communication further enhance safety.
⦁ Wireless smartphone connectivity and improved charging performance: Wireless Smartphone Integration connects the mobile phone with the multimedia system wirelessly via Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™. The charging performance has been increased by 20%.
⦁ Blind Spot Assist with Exit Warning Function: With Blind Spot Assist, you get two additional radar sensors fitted in the rear bumper. This allows the system to detect bicycles and other vehicles in the blind spot area. If this is the case, a red warning triangle lights up in the appropriate exterior mirror. If the direction indicator is also activated, Blind Spot Assist gives you an audible warning of a possible collision. This warning helps you to safely master typical dangerous situations such as changing lanes, turning and getting out of the car in flowing parallel traffic.
⦁ 360°camera: The 360° camera provides you all-round visibility and makes it easier for you to maneuver into and out of parking spaces.
⦁ New generation of steering wheel: The new generation of steering with touch control panels make operation and control very convenient.
⦁ KEYLESS GO: Your KEYLESS-GO vehicle key can stay in your pocket; you do not even need to hold it in your hand. The car recognizes its owner thanks to the stored access and drive authorization. Grasp the door handle, open, climb in, drive off. KEYLESS-GO is always a convenient experience.
⦁ Hands-Free Access: The boot lid features contactless opening as the sensor area beneath the rear bumper detects a kicking motion with your foot. This is particularly useful when you come to drop off bags in both your hands in the boot.
⦁ Digital Key Handover: Share your vehicle with friends and family – wherever you are, and easily via the Mercedes me App. You unlock your vehicle remotely via the app and activate the stored vehicle key for the user when they are at the vehicle.
⦁ Adaptive high beam assist: The vehicle detects oncoming traffic and automatically switches between high and low beam. This enhances visibility and at the same time ensures safety.
⦁ Mini Games: A selection of mini games specially developed for the touchscreens turn the compact SUV into a mobile games console. Currently, classic games such as Sudoku, Shuffle Puck, Pairs, Match 3 and a quiz are available.
Top highlights of AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé
⦁ This car is a perfect example of combining Performance with Luxury.
⦁ Aggressive body styling with the large coupe design and AMG elements like the grille, emblem, redesigned MULTIBEAM LEDs, AMG bumper, AMG Night package etc.
⦁ More performance thanks to ISG2 (48V Mild hybrid Tech) which gives additional 15 kW power & 200 Nm torque and improves 0 –100 from 5.3 seconds to 5
⦁ An AMG Experience car with excellent control and cornering over high speeds thanks to standard AMG Ride control plus, AMG Dynamic Drive programs, selectable AMG Exhausts and optional AMG TRACK PACE
⦁ Within the car, The AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension provides optimum conditions when adopting a sporty driving style. The car automatically controls the level depending on speed, load and drive mode selected.
⦁ A driver’s delight car that comes from features like large customizable Head-up display, more control on steering wheel with additional control buttons, and climatized –lumbar supported front seats, AIR BALANCE with “AMG #63 fragrance”
⦁ All experience even safer thanks to additional airbags (total 9), assistance like Blind spot assist, 360 camera, transparent bonnet, etc.
⦁ A customer now can configure the looks and many features of the car.
⦁ Further the customers could also add advance AMG features like the AMG TRACK PACE – which help you analyze and track your performance.
Concept EQG: The Concept EQG enthralls the attendees with its iconic design and futuristic elements. The iconic G-Class, which has remained true to itself for more than 40 years, will now step into the future of electric mobility. The Concept EQG is Mercedes-Benz’s presentation of a near-production study of the all-electric model variant of the G-Class.
The Concept EQG combines the G-Class’ iconic origin and uncompromising off-road capabilities combine with futuristic elements of the Mercedes-Benz EV world. Visually, the concept car combines the unmistakably striking look of the G-Class with selected design elements, typical of all-electric models from Mercedes as contrasting highlights.
The 4×4 qualities of the “G”, which have always set the highest standard for off-roading, will find their way into the age of electric mobility and developed even further in some specific areas. The Concept EQG thus offers a promising preview of what a Mercedes-Benz G-Class with battery-electric drive will be capable of. It feels more at home on difficult terrain than anywhere else.
Thanks to the pulling power of its electric all-wheel drive and its low center of gravity, the Concept EQG is optimally prepared for adventures of the future.
The origins of the legendary G-Class model date back to 1979. For more than four decades, the “G” has thus embodied the luxury off-road vehicle from Mercedes-Benz. The exterior appearance of the Mercedes-Benz off-road legend has changed only marginally over the entire period. Even as part of the extensive redesign in 2018, which brought with it the biggest technological leap in the model’s history, Mercedes-Benz only cautiously developed the unmistakably striking design further.
For good reason: because its once purely functional components have long since become iconic style elements. These include, for example, the distinctive door handle and characteristic closing sound, the robust exterior protection strip, the exposed spare wheel on the rear door and the eye-catching front turn indicators.