All-new SUV's futuristic cockpit teased ahead of anticipated Paris reveal

Mercedes-Benz has previewed the interior of the next-generation GLE SUV through some designer sketches released this week, ahead of a likely reveal later this year.

The drawings show a fairly futuristic design, complete with a simplified dashboard and centre console treatment reminiscent of the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept shown at the Beijing motor show earlier this year.

Clearly visible is the dual-screen infotainment system sitting atop the dashboard in a tablet-style manner, which also incorporates the driver's instrument binnacle. The design itself appears to be freestanding, much like the new A-Class, which Mercedes says creates "an extraordinary feeling of elegance and safety".

The company hasn't confirmed whether the new infotainment setup for the GLE will feature its new MBUX interface, though we reckon a version of that will definitely appear.

While not properly depicted in the sketches, Mercedes-Benz says the GLE's cabin will feature a deep-set wraparound wood trim that extends into the door panels.

Further details will be revealed closer to the new GLE's reveal, which is believed to be at the Paris motor show in October. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest.