Photo Courtesy of Mercedes-BenzThe second-generation Mercedes-Benz GL-Class sport utility has won Autoweek magazine's 2013 "Best of the Best" award for its truck category. The full story on the GL-Class SUV is available in the magazine’s January 7 edition. The Acura RDX, the Infiniti JX35, the Ford Escape, and the Mazda CX-5 were runner-ups in the truck category.
"We're extremely pleased that the GL-Class has been awarded Autoweek magazine's 'Best of the Best award,' " said Steve Cannon, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA. "With the broadest powertrain offering of any full size SUV, not to mention the impressive depth of its functionality, our GL-Class won out over some formidable competition. From the very beginning, the GL-Class has been perfectly tuned to the needs of U.S. customers, who made the GL the segment-leading sales performer."
The GL is the first full-size SUV from Mercedes-Benz. The vehicle is one of four sport utilities offered by Mercedes-Benz. The luxury auto brand’s SUV models also include the mid-size M-Class, the compact GLK and the legendary G-Class. The autos are produced at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Detroit, Michigan-based Autoweek magazine is published biweekly by Crain Communications. The publishing company also has an email newsletter, Daily Drive, which goes out to more than 100,000 subscribers, as well as Autoweek TV, a daily video newscast, and CarLife, a social community. The automotive-centric publication began in 1958.