Mercedes GLE 2022: Changes in sight


Image Credit: AUTOMEDIA CAR AND DRIVER
Image Credit: AUTOMEDIA CAR AND DRIVER
 

The mid-size SUV is already preparing a series of modifications as anticipated by this image that we offer you. Before 2016, talking about GLE within the Mercedes slang had no meaning, but all changes when the star's signature decided to give a big change to its mid-size SUV, starting with its name because it left behind the ML name to give welcome to the three letters. A few years later, when the model was already established in the market, the Mercedes GLE debuted its second generation and is now preparing for a mid-cycle commercial update.


Renovation on the way


This will be accompanied by a series of aesthetic changes already common in the restyling introduced by Mercedes in recent years, that is, we can expect a revised front and rear, with new bumpers, front grille, and redesigned headlights. All this will be complemented by new exterior colors and wheels whose variety will be expanded, offering buyers a wide range of possibilities either in this bodywork or in its more stylish variant: the GLE Coupé.


For now, we will have to settle for the images that our spies have just sent us from the center of Stuttgart, where a slightly camouflaged specimen has been surprised by the cameras of our agents while carrying out its corresponding dynamic road tests. The driver, spotting the spotlights, had no choice but to turn around to try to keep the 2022 Mercedes GLE as far away as possible from the photographers. Nonetheless, the zoom came into play.


Our secret agents could only glimpse the interior of the renewed German SUV, so it only remains to wait for a new meeting between the cameras and the GLE to discover the main changes that Mercedes is preparing. Everything indicates that the steering wheel will be different and that the MBUX infotainment system, supported by two linked screens, will be updated with the latest version available. Also expect new upholstery, decorative trim, and expanded equipment, as well as the latest in driving aids.


Are you betting on light hybridization?


The mechanical alternatives remain a mystery, although no major changes are expected in this regard. The current GLE has diesel and gasoline alternatives, as well as mild-hybrid variants and other plug-in hybrids powered by different fuels, leaving the 4.0-liter Biturbo V8 block as the maximum exponent of performance and high performance. It is possible that Mercedes decides to install light hybridization in all engines and thus benefit from reduced consumption, with an extra power that is always well received.


Everything indicates that the updated Mercedes GLE will continue with its development process throughout this year, with its presentation reserved for the first half of 2021.

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