Spy Photographers Catch All-New Mercedes GLE Testing

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The next-generation Mercedes GLE has been caught on camera again by spy photographers.

This time, we get a closer and better look at the new luxury SUV, which will be built on a longer wheelbase to offer more interior space. Although the current Mercedes GLE was introduced in 2016, it was essentially a refresh of the ML Class and shares the same underpinnings. This particular prototype is still wearing plenty of camouflage, but we can see the styling will get more rugged with wider fenders, while borrowing some cues from the smaller GLC.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Review

The luxury SUV segment is heating up with competition from Jaguar, Porsche and Maserati, and you can expect that the GLE will focus on using the new high-tech features found in the E-Class. Powertrains will likely come from the E-Class lineup as well, which includes a pair of twin-turbo six-cylinder engines and a twin-turbo V8. There will also be a plug-in hybrid and an AMG variant in the lineup.

The new Mercedes GLE SUV should make its debut sometime in 2018, with the GLE Coupe following shortly after.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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