Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to reveal the facelifted versions of ML and GL this year.

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to reveal the facelifted versions of ML and GL this year.

Described by the Germans as being the "year of the SUV", 2015 represents Daimler's crossover & SUV assault as aside from the GLE Coupe showcased these days in Detroit, several other high-riding models are in the pipeline. The first of the bunch will be the "GLE", basically a facelifted ML which will be presented early April at NYIAS where it will also show its green credentials thanks to a plug-in hybrid system.

"Later this year," Mercedes-Benz will also introduce a facelift for the GL-Class which will be commercialized as the "GLS". Later during the car's lifespan, there are some chances of seeing a more luxurious version part of the newly formed Mercedes-Maybach division which for now only includes a higher-end S-Class.

The smaller GLK crossover will probably get a refresh this year as well which will come bundled with the name "GLC" to better represent the car's relation in terms of size with the C-Class, just like the GLE & E-Class and GLS & S-Class duos.

All three models have already been spied undergoing testing and despite their new designations, expect only a few modest styling revisions rather than significant design tweaks which would have been more suitable for the planned name change.

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