Mercedes-Benz India, is all set to introduce its Benz GL-Class for the Indian market. The GL-Class debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show.
The car was designed for the American market, which is shown by its large size, making it the only similarly-sized rival up against Audi’s Q7, along with the redesigned BMW X5 , as well as a facelifted Volvo XC90 by that time. It is widely believed that the model would be imported as a CBU format and will attract 110 per cent import duty.
The GL class was originally intended to replace the 25-year old G-Class model, however due to public and fan outcries, Mercedes Benz had decided to keep the G-Class in production for the foreseeable future and decided to update it for 2006. Of late, Mercedes-Benz introduced its BlueTec diesel system to the GL-Class at the 2006 North American International Auto Show as the GL 320 Bluetec.