The Mercedes-Benz GLE is an SUV that has helped the German manufacturer secure its place as the top choice among luxury brands in India, and it has now been upgraded. The SUV is built on a foundation of luxury, comfort, grandeur, and class, which is exactly what the Indian customer expects from a crore-plus SUV.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE review: Exterior
The GLE has always had a distinct position in the brand’s stable in terms of design, with the butch yet subtle design and the front-facing C-pillar that has become a symbol making the GLE one of the greatest looking SUVs from Mercedes-Benz, huge on everything and wanting in nothing. We were able to test drive the GLE 450 with the AMG Line exterior option, which differs somewhat from the GLE 300d and has a variety of sporty design cues.
The new trademark LED lights with four little dashes and a brow at the top are the first visible alterations. This goes well with the redesigned grille, which keeps the outline but has little three-pointed stars all over it. The lower bumper on this AMG-spec SUV is likewise new, with a layered and athletic appearance.
The SUV appears the same from the side as previously, with the characteristic C-pillar giving it the recognizable GLE appearance. In addition, the 450 receives new 20-inch AMG design alloy wheels. The taillamps retain their design but have been updated with more attractive lighting components. In terms of improvements to the GLE’s appearance, Mercedes-Benz has done an excellent job of preserving the imposing yet relaxing design that boosts the SUV’s road presence, which it already has in plenty given its size.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Interior and comfort
Mercedes-Benz has decided not to change much for 2023, demonstrating the brand’s confidence in its design and layout, which is a few years old and a bit behind on modernity when compared to its recently updated rivals, but this does not detract from the fact that it still sets the standard in the segment for opulence and comfort, which are the primary motivators for customers choosing a Mercedes-Benz.
So the massive dual 12.3-inch panels remain, but the quad aircon vents below have been given a new brushed metal surround. The steering wheel, which was borrowed from the S-Class and has capacitive touch controls, is the most noticeable alteration in the cabin. The front seats have complete electric adjustment as well as heating and cooling, while the rear seats have limited electric flexibility.
Burmester audio system, 4-zone temperature control, rear window shades, panoramic sunroof, air purifier, and 100W fast charging Type-C ports are among the options available on the GLE. Mercedes-Benz has also included the transparent bonnet function, which offers a view of the undercarriage as the car drives at lower speeds, which is handy for avoiding hazards while off-roading.