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Merc to rename its SUVs?

13 October 2014

It seems Mercedes Benz is pulling the same renaming stunt as Land Rover.

Its SUVs and crossovers are set to receive names that better reflect their status in the Mercedes line-up.

All SUVs and crossovers will received a name starting with the letters “GL” and the letter that follows designates its place in the luxury ranks.

The GLA, for example, is based on the A-Class, while the new GLK will be renamed the GLC. The ML will become the MLE and the big luxury barge, known as the current GL, will become the GLS, to establish that link with Merc’s famous luxury sedan.