German media is reporting Mercedes-Benz will start taking orders for the GLS (GL facelift) in December this year.

German media is reporting Mercedes-Benz will start taking orders for the GLS (GL facelift) in December this year.

Daimler's largest SUV is about to receive a mid-cycle refresh which aside from some minor visual tweaks it will also bring a name change as the GL will make the switch to the GLS moniker to better show it's similar in size with the S-Class. The latest rumor indicates Mercedes-Benz will open the order books in December and will kick off deliveries in January 2016.

Chances are the GLS will be officially unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show where it will bring slightly revised bumpers, different headlight & taillight graphics along with some minor tweaks inside the cabin. Speaking of the interior, Mercedes-Benz has already hinted a Maybach version is being considered and it will likely come with a stretched wheelbase creating a more spacious interior which will also get some very high-end features as seen in the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, including individual rear seats.

We estimate the first official images of the Mercedes-Benz GLS will likely hit the web towards the end of August.

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