Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
4 minute read
3 Sep 2020
1:10 pm

Mercedes-Benz GLS shows size does matter after all

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Showing up in this big and shiny monstrosity is guaranteed to make a statement.

The GLS is the head of Mercedes' SUV family.

Keeping up with the Jones’ is one thing, but staying abreast of Mercedes-Benz’s model range can be a whole different kettle of fish. Before I’m going to start telling you about the GLS400d we spent a week with recently, a quick rundown of the Mercedes-Benz family tree will help to get everyone on the same page. In the German premium car maker’s local line-up, no less than six of the 16 model ranges’ nomenclature include the letter G, which stands for gelandewagen, the German word for off-road vehicle. The actual G-Class nameplate is reserved for the iconic G-Wagon, which derivatives...