Here’s another look at the upcoming facelift Mercedes-Benz is preparing for the GL.

Here's another look at the upcoming facelift Mercedes-Benz is preparing for the GL.

The X166 generation of Mercedes-Benz's biggest SUV is about to receive a mid-cycle update and despite the name change from GL to GLS, the cosmetic revisions will only be minor. The company's designers have applied a modest nip & tuck to the front and rear bumpers and they also changed the graphics of both front & rear lighting clusters. Some subtle revisions are expected inside the cabin where the 2016 GL will be updated in the same vein as the GLE & GLE Coupe duo.

Mercedes-Benz previously said they are thinking about a more luxurious Maybach version with a longer wheelbase and they are also analyzing the prospects of coming out with a GLS Coupe, but a final decision regarding the two has not been taken yet.

As for the regular GLS, it will be out before the end of 2015 in what Mercedes-Benz has described as being the "year of the SUV" after launching the GLE, GLE Coupe and the all-new GLC which will be joined next year by a GLC Coupe.

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