클래스가 다른; 자동차 뉴스 채널
칼럼
목록

기사공유

[Koo-sang Column] Benz GLE becomes softer

[Koo-sang Column] Benz GLE becomes softer Mercedes-Benz
2016-02-22 17:09   읽음 2,571
[사진] GLE


Being no doubt, Mercedes-Benz is one of luxury brands centrally with its sedan. Therefore, many of its models are based on sedan and coupe. But, Benz has been working hard on its SUVs, and virtually, it has a lot SUVs.

Usually, carmakers have one or two models for its SUV lineups. Benz, on the contrary. Has 5 different divisions for its SUVs. Based on the car body, Benz’s SUV consists of G, GLS, GLE, GLC, and GLA.

[사진] GLE


The name was changed in 2014 for easier clarification between sedan and SUVs. Before Benz’ SUVs were called as G, GL, ML or GLK, which had confused a little.

Benz made the name be understood the class easier just like the sedans’ S,E,C,B or A. of course, G class has remained as a symbol of the brand.

[사진] GLE


Therefore, GLE was ML model before, and it belongs to the mid-size class. GLC, which was called as GLK before, belongs to the lower class than GLE. Virtually, GLC is not small car to see as a lower class than GLE.

Among Benz’s SUV lineup, the highest class dubbed as G class, does not have a huge body, but it is a traditional hard-core SUV with its angular shape. Others are crossover SUVs with their curved shapes.

[사진] GLE


GLE’s urban design is completed with its curved C-pillar. It was also a characteristic of ML, the past generation model.

Actually, GLE’s radiator grille with Benz’s emblem at the center does not give any differentiated images from other Benz’s SUVs, but round-shaped wheel arches and curved head lamps have emphasized sedan’s appearance, which ultimately makes GLE itself as a crossover SUV.

[사진] GLE


The newly introduced GLE, the facelift model, is not changed a lot. In its cabin, touch screen and soft shaped vents gives some sedan-like sense.

Head lamps as well as its head lamps are made with xenon and LED. Especially, its tail lamps shows what Benz has recently pursued, the striped pattern LED tail lamps, for giving some unity.



[사진] GLE


The similar sized GLC gives some strong images, GLE gives soft sense. Maybe, choosing a SUV among Benz’s model, ‘taste’ would be more considered than the ‘performance’.

[사진] GLE (리어램프)


by Koo Sang. Professor of Kookmin University koosang@kookmin.ac.kr
클래스가 다른; 자동차 뉴스 채널 데일리카 http://www.dailycar.co.kr
본 기사를 이용하실 때는 출처를 밝히셔야 하며 기사전재 및 재배포를 금합니다.

  • 일본차 판매는 급감!..그럼 한국 전기차 타격은?
  • 폭스바겐, 새 엠블럼 발표 임박..프랑크푸르트서 공개 계획
  • 르노삼성, 대학생 자작자동차대회 후원..전기차 트위지 제공
  • 오펠, 코르사-e 랠리 공개..“세계 최초의 전기 랠리카”
  • 아우디, 600마력급 RS Q8 출시 계획..X5 M· AMG GLE63과 경쟁
  • 현대차, 대학생 대상 테크 스쿨 개최..미래 고객 소통 강화
  • 벤츠, A·B클래스에 PHEV 라인업 추가..전동화 전략 강화
  • [구상 칼럼] 다양한 SUV 모델 갖춘 기아차..셀토스 디자인 특징은?
COPYRIGHT ⓒ 데일리카 WWW.DAILYCAR.CO.KR   ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
83 배너
80 배너
76 배너
75 배너