Mercedes-Benz GLK ‘leading SUV segment’
Manama, August 23, 2012
The new Mercedes-Benz GLK is claiming leadership of the compact SUV segment with its assistance systems, engines matching efficiency with agility and a new design backed by a range of equipment, a report said.
The latest models have already made its debut in Bahrain at Al Haddad Mercedes-Benz, the sole dealer for the German vehicles in the kingdom.
The newly designed exterior combines classic elements of all-terrain vehicles with the design idiom of the current Mercedes-Benz models. Stringent lines, expansive surfaces and the smooth-surfaced, volume-emphasizing front and rear areas are typical of classic, functional all-terrain vehicles.
The high seat position provides a commanding view of the traffic situation, with the body lines also designed for visibility.
Mark Price, sales manager at Al Haddad Mercedes-Benz, said: “The designers at the Centre of Competence for Interiors have undertaken a thorough makeover of the dashboard, for example: a wide trim in aluminium or optionally in wood spans the entire width of the dashboard and he said that the new round vents and additional trim elements in silver shadow also catch the eye. A high-end colour display is optionally available for the instrument cluster.”
The GLK comes with a three-spoke sports steering wheel, new upholstery colours and seat designs plus indirect ambient lighting featuring LED fibre-optic technology, which is available on it for the first time.
“The range of engines provides for drive comfort and attractive performance in all GLK models in conjunction with low emissions and fuel consumption and the excellent fuel economy of all GLK models is underpinned by a comprehensive package of BlueEfficiency measures as well as by this state-of-the-art engine technology,” Price said.
“In addition to the ECO start/stop function that comes as standard, these measures include the seven-speed 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission. Low-friction axle drives, electric steering and tyres with low rolling resistance also play their part in reducing fuel consumption,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service