Spy-Shots of Cars - This image has been optimized for a calibrated screen with a Gamma of 2.2 and a colour temperature og 6500°K

It was back in May when our European spy photographers first spotted the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, and now we have a brand new set of pictures of the vehicle with almost no camouflage at all. If you’re not familiar with the GLS-Class name, it’s basically what they’ve decided to rename the GL-Class to.

At the front, the most visible changes seem to be limited to the restyled bumpers, light units and an updated grille. It’s got more of a rounded feel about it, and the vertical air intakes on the sides of the bumper is a nice touch. The headlights still have a healthy dose of tape on them, but one can make out the LED strip and the general shape of the bi-xenon setup.

Spy-Shots of Cars - This image has been optimized for a calibrated screen with a Gamma of 2.2 and a colour temperature og 6500°K

On the inside, one can expect interior enhancements carried over from the GLE, which could include a new steering wheel, revised switchgear and a tablet-like free standing COMAND display on the centre console.

The new 9G-Tronic nine-speed transmission is also expected to take over from the GL’s seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. For the range-topping AMG GLS 63 models, one could even see power outputs bumped to at least 557 PS/700 Nm and possibly 585 PS/760 Nm on the S models.

Rumours are that the facelifted GLS will make its debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January next year, and there might be an ultra-luxurious ‘Maybach-like’ variant on offer too.