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Watch: Vuyi Mpofu taking the new Mercedes-Benz range of SUVs through their paces.

I could hardly wait for the day I was scheduled to drive not 1 but 6 brand new SUVs from Mercedes-Benz. And when the day arrived I almost had to be surgically removed from the driver’s seat of each one!

– Vuyi Mpofu, MD – Driving in heels South Africa

I was really looking forward to the presentation of the new range of SUVs from Mercedes-Benz South Africa because I would get to play with quite a few vehicles. These included, the:

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB
  • Mercedes-Benz-AMG GLC 63 Coupé
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 400d Coupé
  • Mercedes-Benz G 400d
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS

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Arriving at the AMG Training Academy at Zwartkops Raceway I quickly completed the registration and complied with COVID regulations. After gulping down my lunch I made my way to the business presentation area where Siya Kholisi was introduced to the motoring media in his new capacity as the newest Mercedes-Benz Friend of the Brand.

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Following that, we made our way to the hanger, where the media presentation of the vehicles was made in spectacular fashion. Each vehicle was driven into the hanger and a brief overview of each vehicle was made.

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Then, the time I had been waiting for was upon us and I skipped to the GLE 400d and made my way to the activities area. Over a period of 3 hours I got to drive the various SUVs in different environments, starting with the GLA on the skidpad, then the GLS 580 on a short 4×4 course before feeding my insatiable adrenalin rush in the G400d.

I’ll be better positioned to give a full review on the various vehicles once I’ve had each on test.

Video credit: Opak Media

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