Mercedes Benz 2012 GL Class Grand Edition Executive and Luxury SUV launch for Indian auto market: Price Rs. 60,99,000 onward ( Images)

Mercedes Benz India has launched the GL-Class ‘Grand Edition’ adding to its wide vehicle portfolio in the Indian luxury car market. The GL Grand Edition Executive comes for a price of Rs. 60, 99,000 and the GL Grand Edition Luxury is priced at Rs. 65, 50,000 (ex-showroom). The GL Class is undoubtedly amongst the biggest luxury SUVs in its segment and the launch of the Grand Edition furthers Mercedes’ presence in India. Director, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India, Mr. Debashis Mitra had this to say. “India has burgeoning potential in terms of demand for SUVs. The superior connectivity and improved road conditions are fuelling this growth. Mercedes-Benz is an aspirational brand and GL-Class has received very encouraging response from the customers since its launch in India. The GL ‘Grand Edition’ has been aggressively priced for the Indian market and like its success in other markets; the introduction of the vehicle will further strengthen our dominance in the luxury Large SUV segment. The GL ‘Grand Edition’ with its proven off-roading prowess and luxurious interiors is ideal to suit the taste of the growing number of off-roading aficionados in India”.

In regards to comfort and spaciousness, the new GL- Class Grand Edition compares to a luxury saloon. Unique features include light alloy wheels with 50.8 cm (20-inch) tires in Himalayan grey metallic with a high-sheen finish. The vehicle comes in metallic paint finishes with a new color, citrine brown. Interiors boast of new design two-tone leather seats available in color tones of black / porcelain and black / maroon leather upholstery. The contrasting topstitching and individual fluting pattern is exclusive to the vehicle. Ambient lighting, comfort headrests on the first two seats, roof liner in black designer fabric, Grand Edition badge on the centre console, and velour floor mats with contrasting stitching and ‘Grand Edition’ lettering add to the luxury vehicle’s exclusivity.

The Mercedes Benz GL Class Grand Edition comes with an electronically folding third row seat and an EASY –PACK tailgate feature. While the luxury SUV is big in size, parking is easy with PARKTRONIC and COMAND APS system. The reversing camera helps move the car with ease in tight parking spaces. THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control facilitates maintaining varying temperatures for the driver, front and rear passengers. Easy handling makes for optimum ride comfort. Safety in the Mercedes Benz GL Class Grand Edition isn’t to be toyed with. This apart, you’re looking at an AIRMATIC air suspension, 4MATIC all-wheel drive, Adaptive Damping System ADS, and Direct-Steer system. When it comes to off roading, the AIRMATIC air suspension facilitates optimum ground clearance. Difficult terrains can be conquered with their dynamic handling control systems including Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR), Hill-Start Assist, and Off-Road ABS.

On the design angle, the Mercedes Benz GL Class Grand Edition comes with a radiator grille with black high-sheen louvers, dark-tinted headlamps, and a redesigned front bumper with integrated LED daytime running lamps. Heat-insulating and infrared-reflecting laminated glass all round, metallic paint finishes, divided exhaust tailpipe trim, and aluminum-look running boards with rubber studs adorn the Mercedes Benz GL Class Grand Edition luxury SUV. The vehicle seats up to seven people comfortably.