The latest version of the vehicle that launched Alabama’s auto industry is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms this spring.
The redesigned 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is yet another key milestone for the automaker’s Tuscaloosa County factory, which has been in near continuous expansion mode since it began producing vehicles more than 20 years ago.
Back then, it was the M-Class SUV that helped christen the plant and a statewide sector that now turns out around 1 million models annually. Mercedes renamed the vehicle the GLE several years ago, and the legacy continues.
The 2020 GLE had several high-profile unveilings last fall, notably the Paris Motor Show.