The SUV is becoming one of the most popular body types on the road, thanks to their adaptability, interior space and superb performance on and off-road.
Mercedes sees itself as one of the leading names in the SUV game, with seven different options giving you plenty of choice to find the right model for you.
Starting with the GLA, this car has compact proportions and sporty detailing to bring the off-road experience to built-up areas. With modern driving systems to keep the car on the road, such as the 4Matic all-wheel drive, and efficient diesel engines – with the GLA 200 d offering possible figures of 67.3mpg – help to make this small SUV a good option for both the experience and the purse strings.
As Mercedes's first mid-size SUV, the GLC is a premium option in the market due to its high levels of comfort and excellent technological features, such as attention assist and collision prevention assist plus. With an excellent safety rating, attention to detail and supreme performance from its series of turbocharged diesel engines and driving mode selection, the GLC controls its sector against its rivals.
The first of Mercedes's SUV-Coupe models is the GLC Coupé, which builds on the regular version by adding a sportier exterior and a more dynamic feel with the dynamic select driving modes. With extensive storage space – 1,400 litres with the seats down in the standard Coupe – and a well-appointed interior, you won’t be wanting in the comfort department.
For innovation in the SUV market, the GLE brings hybrid power to a stylish and large SUV model like never before. With excellent efficiency and emissions statistics, the GLE 500e can give 76.4mpg and emit as little as 78g/km, and the vehicle in electric mode can go up to 18 miles on one charge. It also comes with all the creature comforts that you would expect from a premium SUV.
With a larger coupe frame, the GLE Coupé brings more space and sporty styling to a model that brings presence and power in a luxury setting. It is quite the unique design – on the market – no other coupe-style SUVs come with as much interior room. Coming with 4matic all-wheel drive and a 9-speed automatic transmission, a smooth and assured journey is guaranteed in the GLE Coupé.
As luxury SUVs go, the GLS is amongst the best on the market. With style and luxury going hand-in-hand with its off-roading capabilities and supreme driving comfort, the expansive GLS has 7 seats, a large boot and an opulent leather trim. Fitted with superb entertainment options as well, such as a full surround sound system and CD/DVD player, the GLS is the complete luxury SUV.
Based on a classic design, the G-Class or G-Wagen is an iconic Mercedes vehicle that has been around since the 1970s. With modern updates and souped-up engines, this is the complete SUV package, with four-wheel drive, off-roading driving functions and parts, traction control and a comfortable yet rugged interior. Fitted with either a 3.0-litre diesel or 5.5-litre V8 in the AMG G63 guise, the G-Wagen can shift, and with the go-anywhere attitude of classic Mercedes SUV models, it is the pinnacle of the SUV range.
For more information on the full Mercedes SUV range, contact your nearest Inchcape Mercedes Centre.