New SUV gets closer to reveal, with fresh teaser revealing (officially) its new lighting signature.
Mercedes-Benz has turned attention to its next big SUV unveiling just a few days after the EQC reveal, teasing the new GLE.
Numerous leaks and sets of spy pictures mean we already have a pretty good idea of how the GLE will look when it arrives. As revealed by the teaser, we know the car will have a prominent AMG-style grille with a single bar, and debut a new lighting signature for the brand's SUVs.
It should still be recognisable as a GLE, though, thanks to a very similar rear three-quarter treatment to the current car and the ML before it.
Down back, we're expecting a more modern interpretation of the edgy current taillights to feature. Under the skin, the new GLE will ride on the lighter, more efficient MHA architecture, with power from a range of petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains to take on the BMW X5.
Along with the usual AMG 63 variant, expect to see a mild-hybrid AMG 53 model.
Bigger changes will be noticeable inside, where the dual-screen MBUX infotainment system will feature above a new quad-air-vent layout, while a G-Wagen inspired pair of grab handles have been added to the transmission tunnel. It's looks far rougher and tougher than the current car inside, and promises to bring a heap more technology to the table.
The new GLE is likely to debut at the Paris motor show, which kicks off early in October. Stay tuned for more coverage in the lead up to launch.