The leading U.S. motoring magazine MOTOR TREND has voted the Mercedes-Benz GL 450 the best SUV of the year 2007. The GL came out on top, beating off a field of 22 competitors. This accolade is all the more impressive as this is the first time Mercedes-Benz has been represented in this market segment, dominated largely by its American rivals. The editorial team looked at all the new models launched over the past 12 months.
Motor Trend editor-in-chief, Angus MacKenzie, sums up the GL-Class: “The first full-size sport/utility from Mercedes has astonishing technology, and it will be available in a version that runs on the new low-sulphur diesel fuel for greater gas mileage.”