Mercedes-Benz launched the third-generation GLS for the 2020 mannequin, changing the profitable but dated, six-year-old second-gen SUV. The GLS was redesigned from the bottom up and its higher in each division, however it additionally has a more difficult mission. Whereas the outdated GLS had solely the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator to fret about, the third-gen GLS faces a brand new menace: the BMW X7. The corporate’s largest SUV but, the X7 was designed in order that BMW can lastly compete in opposition to the GLS, a nameplate that’s been round since 2007.
The X7’s arrival additionally signifies that the GLS is now not alone in Europe. With the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator not extensively obtainable right here, the GLS had the whole marketplace for itself all these years. This has come to an finish in 2018 and Mercedes-Benz has a strong premium SUV to fret about in Europe. Is the GLS ok for the trendy and sporty X7? Let’s discover out within the comparability under.