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Finding strength with Mercedes GLE SUV

Since its introduction to the Nigerian market last year, the GLE SUV has become one of the most sought-after vehicles in its class boosting the…

Since its introduction to the Nigerian market last year, the GLE SUV has become one of the most sought-after vehicles in its class boosting the SUV sales globally in 2019 and making the Mercedes-Benz SUV segment the strongest in sales.

In response to the continuously increasing demand for this midsize SUV, Weststar Associates Limited, Authorized General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria said more units of the 2020 GLE SUV.

Some major highlights of the GLE SUV include topnotch innovations that completely reconceive the SUV trendsetter in comparison to its predecessors.

Features like the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL, the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz assistance systems, the fully variable 4MATIC all-wheel drive which is now available for all GLE models, seating comfort with corresponding interior spaciousness and MBUX, have played a part in the success of the GLE SUV.

The exterior design of the GLE SUV exudes an incredibly powerful presence. The front view emphasizes this with its upright radiator grille in an octagonal SUV interpretation; the prominent chrome-plated under guard and the bonnet with two powerdomes.

The distinctive headlamp design is another key feature as it comes with MULTIBEAM LED lights which cover a distance of more than 650 metres. The side view highlights the wide C-pillar typical of the GLE, large wheels in sizes from 18 to 22 inches and the pillared roof rails. The rear view on the other hand stands out with the rear lights, reflectors and chrome plated under guard.

The interior design of the GLE SUV is luxuriously elegant and powerfully progressive. It comes with a sporty and stylish cockpit design in the dashboard.

The dashboard also flows into the door panels while the trim extends around the driver and front passenger areas to meet the doors. The sport steering wheel comes with a striking, sculptured spoke design emphasizing the impressive appearance of the SUV’s interior. Other features include good ergonomics, flowing leather surfaces, a broad area of trim and flush-fitting sun blinds.

As a world first in the SUV segment, a second seat row with six fully electric adjustments is also available. Another key highlight is the luggage capacity which is up to 825 litres behind the rear seats and up to 2055 litres when the second seat row is folded down.

The Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is another key highlight in the GLE SUV. Since its introduction in 2018, the infotainment system has kept on providing robust flexibilities and advancements in enhancing user experiences.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC comes with a 6-cylinder petrol engine systematically electrified with 48-volt technology (EQ Boost). It has an estimated output of 270 kW (367 hp) and torque of 500 Nm.

It also boasts of other unrivalled functions in its segment like the Active Brake Assist which helps the driver to brake in good time when approaching the end of a tailback; the Active Steering Assist, Active Stop-and-Go Assist and the Active Blind Spot Assist which helps lower the risk of a collision with other road users as it monitors the blind spot when at a standstill, and can warn the driver of approaching vehicles, motorcycles or bicycles when opening the door.

“The new generation GLE SUV has enjoyed a great amount of success in this market as our dealers continue to receive large orders for this product. We are most sincerely thankful to our customers who have remained loyal to our Mercedes-Benz brand that continuously meets and exceeds expectations” -Managing Director/CEO, Weststar Associates Limited, Mirko Plath said.

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