Production start at the US-plant Tuscaloosa of the new GLS. Jason Hoff (in front in the middle), site manager of the Mercedes-Benz plant Tuscaloosa, celebrates with his team the job number one of the new GLS.
The luxury SUV celebrated its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2015. “Here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the new GLS is built on one assembly line alongside the GLE and the GLE Coupé”, says Hoff. In 1995, the plant Tuscaloosa started as the first major passenger car facility of Mercedes-Benz outside Germany and is considered as the nucleus of the automotive industry in Alabama. The plant is the traditional production location of the SUVs in the global production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars. In 2015, Tuscaloosa built more than 303,000 vehicles – an all-time record for the plant, which celebrates 20 years of production in early 2016.
The GLS, the “S-Class among SUVs”, once again raises the bar in its segment. The only full-fledged seven-seater in the European premium SUV segment boasts ample spaciousness and combines luxury with impressive levels of comfort, agile dynamics and also best-in-class safety. Whether put to everyday use or venturing off the beaten track – the GLS meets all requirements effortlessly and comfortably. For customers in the US the new GLS will be available from now on, the market entry in Europe follows in spring.
Source: Daimler AG