The industry is extremely busy getting ready for 2018 with many development models undergoing testing and a few new models being revealed. We attended a workshop on the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class, although we have only seen the interior at this stage, so you will have to wait until January to see what the company has done with the exterior design of its iconic off-roader. Mercedes is also preparing the next generation of its luxury GLS. The big change is in the platform, with the seven-seater moving to the company’s MHA platform, which is supposed to be lighter than the ongoing model. There will be new inline six-cylinder motors as well as the usual AMG options. When it arrives late in 2018 it could also have a hybrid solution. To take on the superluxury models such as the Bentley Bentayga and Range Rover Autobiography, expect a Maybach derivative too. BMW X5 Also shifting to a new platform is the BMW X5, which will adopt the company’s CLAR platform that first appeared in the new 7 S...

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