2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS, Hyundai Launches Genesis Brand, VW’s New Scandal: Car News Headlines

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS

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Mercedes-Benz has updated its GL-Class full-size SUV and in the process rebranded the vehicle a GLS. The name change signifies that the vehicle is now positioned alongside the S-Class range of vehicles in the Mercedes lineup, with the automaker going so far as to call it the “S-Class among SUVs.”

Hyundai is looking for a piece of the luxury pie and has confirmed today that it is forming a standalone brand using the Genesis name. Up to six models will make up the Genesis brand by the end of this decade.

Only yesterday we learned that even more models from the Volkswagen Group are potentially fitted with “defeat device” software used to hide diesel emissions from regulators. And today it’s been revealed that a separate issue has led to CO2 levels—and thus the fuel consumption figures—being understated in some of the automaker's cars.

You'll find all of these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Phased Out With Arrival Of 2017 GLS

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