Mercedes-Benz India launched the GLS Grand Editions of GLS 400 and GLS 350d recently in Petrol and Diesel variants respectively. Apparently, both these trims are priced at Rs.86.90 lakh each (Ex-showroom) that is, four lakhs costlier than the outgoing version.
The GLS 350d Grand Edition comes with a 3litre V6 diesel engine churning out 258 bhp and 620Nm of torque whereas the GLS 400 produces 333 bhp and 480Nm of torque with the same 3 litre V6 petrol engine. Both the engines are mated with a 9G-Tronic (nine speed) automatic gearbox. The Mercedes 4Matic all-wheel drive System and AIRMATICS suspension system come as standard features on these SUVs. The GLS 350d and GLS 400 sprints from 0 to 100kmph in 7.8 seconds and 6.6 seconds respectively.
The GLS is designed with a number of new features on the exterior including10 spoke 20-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlamps with black surround, Grand edition badges and prominent chrome finished fins on the bonnet to give an SUV styling.
The interior also gets few cosmetic upgrades which are indeed a delight to look at. Be it the Nappa leather wrapped heated 3-spoke multifunctional steering accompanied by paddle shifters, the Nappa leather airbag cover and 12 function keys. The redesigned instrument panel is an eye catching portion with a semi integrated color screen. The rear seat entertainment system which was previously an option comes as standard with the new GLS Grand Edition. The two 7 inch high definition touch screens for infotainment system and other functions are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Not compromising on safety features, Mercedes has loaded the GLS seven seaters with safety features that include three point safety belts on all seats, brake assist, electronic all-wheel-drive traction system, cruise control, two-stage airbags for the front seats, side bags for front row and middle row, and window bags for all seats.
With all these exciting features and stylish looks, the Mercedes Benz GLS Grand Edition locks horns with the BMW X5, AUDI Q7, PORSCHE Cayenne and the Range Rover.
The Mercedes Benz India also offers service packages for the GLS 350d and GLS 400 starting from Rs.75,000 to Rs.1,04,000 with unlimited mileage covering maintenance related jobs lasting upto 10 years from the date of sale.
Festive season is around the corner and many carmakers are coming up with refreshed versions of their best-selling vehicles to spruce up the occasion. 2018 Skoda Rapid gets a new edition named Onyx at a price of Rs.9.75 lakh. The same design language which went into the making of Octavia Onyx is seen on this edition as well. With few cosmetic updates on the interiors and exteriors, this new version of the C-segment sedan looks distinct from the outgoing model.
Jeep launched Compass Limited Plus, the top spec variant of their best-selling SUV Compass in India at a price of Rs.21.07 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). The new variant comes at a premium of one lakh than the Limited (O) variant.
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• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model
• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately
Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.
Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.
Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.