The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS Gets A New Look, New Tech, And New Colors

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

Mercedes-Benz has freshened up its biggest SUVs for 2024.

Large, and in charge, the Mercedes-Benz GLS has sat at the top of the Mercedes-Benz range for a while, since its introduction in 2019. For 2024, the whole model lineup, including the ultra-swanky Maybach, has been updated.

At first glance, the exterior changes between old and new can be hard to spot. But, Mercedes-Benz has given the GLS a new front fascia that includes a bigger grille with vertical slats, like what we’ve seen on the updated GLA and GLB. The lower valance is also retouched, as is the rear bumper, both in the spirit of what we’ve seen on other new Mercedes-Benz products. The taillights are new, and Mercedes has added two new colors: Alpine Grey and Twilight Blue.

The interior’s look may have stayed the same, but Mercedes-Benz has added more tech to the GLS. The steering wheel now has touch capacitive buttons, and the infotainment now has the latest version of MBUX. Oh, and the MANUFAKTUR Flowing Lines interior trim is now available on the non-Maybach trims of the GLS. The Maybach GLS gets much of the same changes as the standard GLS, albeit with a more ornate grille and more chrome brightwork.

Mercedes-Benz GLS 2023

The performance options stay about the same as before. On the GLS 63, the same 6.3-liter twin-turbo V8 mild hybrid sits under the hood. This powertrain will be the only option for the Maybach GLS 600, although it produces a mere 550 horsepower compared to the GLS 63’s 603 horsepower.

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the Alabama-built GLS is expected to reach US and Canadian showrooms by fall 2023.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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