The latest generation looks sleeker and more stylish than the current one.

A new spy video catches Mercedes' replacement for the GLE-Class on the road, and this one has its production headlights in place. The company's redesign appears to make the SUV somewhat less boxy than the current iteration.

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The new GLE-Class will move to the MRA chassis from existing models like E-Class. This will let the SUV shed some weight, despite growing slightly. The exterior design will feature more rounded lights with an array of LEDs inside. A broad lower fascia accentuates the model's width. The standard version of the crossover will also have a sleeker appearance by incorporating a steeper rake for the rear hatch. Presumably, a future GLE-Class Coupe will accentuate this more curvaceous appearance even more. 

The grille on this test mule has horizontal slats, denoting that it is a less performance-oriented trim. The top AMG versions would wear the division's Panamericana grille as a way to visually advertise their performance.

Inside, spy shots show that the GLE-Class will follow the Mercedes' lineup move to an expansive digital display in the cabin. The company would offer a wide screen for the instruments, and it would flow to a similarly broad infotainment display that creates the appearance of a single, unbroken span of glass. A wide array of driver assistance systems would be available, too.

The GLE-Class will also incorporate the German automaker's new mild-hybrid, inline-six turbocharged powerplants, which will be available in multiple tunes. In existing Mercedes models, one version has 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque from the engine, in addition to an extra 21 hp and 184 lb-ft from the electric motor. The AMG 53 variant keeps the same electric motor but boosts the combustion mill to 429 hp and 384 lb-ft.

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