High-riding Mercedes models such as the GL are set to get new names
Mercedes-Benz is set to bring sweeping changes to the naming of its SUV models in a move aimed at placing greater emphasis on its key C-, E- and S-class models.
Among the changes, which are yet to be confirmed by Mercedes-Benz officials, is a renaming of the upcoming second-generation GLK, which will wear GLC badges when it is revealed in 2015, according to sources close to the German car maker.
Mercedes-Benz also plans to abandon the long-established M-class name for an all-new GLE nomenclature when the facelifted version of its strong selling US-built SUV is revealed early in the new year.
As well as appearing on the facelifted version of the M-class, the GLE name is also planned to appear on the production version of the concept GLC Coupe, which will carry the name GLE Coupe into production.
Further up the ladder, the GL is set to receive a new GLS name, positioning it as the S-class of Mercedes-Benz’s SUV line-up.
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