The Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV broke cover only last year as a replacement for the M-Class, but it would seem that the Stuttgart based automotive giant isn't quite ready to rest on its laurels as of now.
Merc's engineers are already hard at work testing the next-generation model of the GLE.
A test mule of the new GLE bearing the number plate W167(the current generation is codenamed W166) has been snapped hard at work near the mercedes R&D center in Germany.
Despite the heavy camouflage, it isn't that hard to make out that the front-end has been changed significantly. The wheel arches are more prominent compared to the ones on the current generation GLE and enhance the SUV stance of the W167.
The overhangs at either end of the SUV also seem to have shrunk, hinting at a longer wheelbase.
The rear end of the car also seems to be tweaked as we can make out that the lights are a bit different, but that could just be the camo.
The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE is expected to make its debut in 2018.