Mercedes-Benz’s GLE SUV is set for a drastic change in 2019, with the new model boasting class-leading aerodynamics, active 48-volt suspension and a high-tech digital interior centred around the brand’s latest MBUX user interface. It will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show in October before arriving in early 2019, built in Alabama, North America. While its silhouette is still familiar, the GLE’s exterior styling has been brought into line with the latest Mercedes-Benz models, featuring new daytime running lights and headlamps, rear light clusters and wheel designs. It’s said to boast a best-in-class drag co-efficient of 0.29 Cd. Other design features include a longer wheelbase (stretched by 80mm), short overhangs and large, upright grille, along with SUV traits like chrome-plated skid plates. Wheels range in size from 18- to 22-inches beneath black flared wheelarches, and the D-pillar is blacked out for a more distinctive look. Interior space is up too, thanks to a 122-litre increase in luggage room (to 825 litres) and the option of seven seats for the first time.