Zawawi Mercedes-Benz heralds new Mercedes-Benz GL as the SUV flagship in Oman

23rd January 2013. Mercedes-Benz completes all new SUV line up.

Zawawi Mercedes-Benz heralds new Mercedes-Benz GL as the SUV flagship in Oman

  • Peerless capability
  • Fascinating technology
  • Space and refinement 

GL Launch PRL, Times of Oman, 22 Jan 2013

Muscat, Oman: At an exclusive event attended by Oman’s elite, VIP guests and media witnessed the stylish and sophisticated country launch by Zawawi Trading Company of Mercedes-Benz’ new SUV flagship, the GL. The award winning large size SUV occupies the top position amongst luxury off-road vehicles and is built around the modern Arab family with its seven seats, best in class engines, powerful performance, space, refinement and cutting edge technologies.

Taking place at The Signature Couture Show on 9th January held at the at the InterContinental Gardens, the new GL rumbled onto the catwalk amidst explosions of confetti, crescendos of music and bright lights much to the delight of guests.

With excellent driving dynamics and high levels of ride comfort – both on the road and on difficult terrain – the GL pampers its occupants with the first-class comfort of a luxury saloon. Up to seven passengers enjoy an excellent amount of space and an optional ON&OFFROAD package for the new GL has six driving programs for optimising driving dynamics and handling safety, as the optimum drive system control is provided for an extremely wide range of on-road and off-road operating conditions. With the ability to travel almost 900 kms on just a single tank of fuel, numerous measures significantly increase the energy efficiency in the V8 435 hp GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY petrol model, with fuel consumption cut by about 18 percent.

Craig Hardie, CEO – Automotive, Zawawi Trading Company, said: “Mercedes-Benz and Zawawi Trading Company’s 2012 Year of the SUV strategy has been an overwhelming success, with three exciting launches each achieving huge popularity amongst customers.

“With the launch of the new 7-seater GL capping our unrivalled luxury off-road range, we now offer a stable of powerful, attractive, capable and intelligent SUVs that appeal to the tastes and sensibilities of a new generation of regional customers: Customers who question convention and seek only the very best for their families.”

Mercedes-Benz has an off-road heritage of over 100 years, and now boasts an unrivalled SUV family offering the widest range in the market, delivering peerless performance, fascinating technology, space and refinement across any terrain.

David Swain, General Sales Manager – Automotive, Zawawi Trading Company has it spot on when he describes the new generation as follows: “The new 7-seater GL occupies the top position amongst the luxury SUVs. With its comprehensive assistance systems it has a pioneering role where safety and comfort are concerned, and is on a par with an S-Class – even when off the beaten track.”

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