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Just for December, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is P500,000 cheaper

The luxury midsize SUV is more affordable this Christmas

The GLE luxury SUV is now easier to own. PHOTO FROM MERCEDES-BENZ

’Tis the season to buy gifts and splurge on nice things. Like a brand-new vehicle. Or, for the lucky few among us, a brand-new luxury vehicle. Like the Mercedes-Benz GLE, the midsize SUV by the German automaker which you previously knew as the M-Class. Well, the Auto Nation Group, the official distributor of Mercedes-Benz cars in the Philippines, wants to make it easier for you to tick an item off your Yuletide wish list.

The GLE—available locally in two variants (GLE250d and GLE250d AMG)—is being offered with a P500,000 discount for the entire month of December. The press release didn’t provide the exact prices of said GLE variants, but our contact from the company did point out that “both variants are now below the P6-million price point.”

So there. If you want a diesel-powered luxury midsize sport-ute—and you want one now—the Mercedes-Benz GLE might be worth your consideration. You need to be aware, however, that there is now a new-generation GLE model unveiled overseas. But that’s why the current local units are now more affordable to acquire. We say go for it.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 26 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.