Mercedes-Benz GLE continues to impress with 2020 model

By Paul Borden

(May 1, 2019) For the 2016 model year, Mercedes-Benz adopted new nomenclature for its extensive vehicle lineup which, among other changes, denoted that all of the German company’s SUV models would be prefixed with the letters “GL.”

The “G” was in homage to its legendary G-Wagen with the “L,” according to the press release announcing the changes, serving as a “linking letter that makes the model designations easier to remember and easier to pronounce.”

Average new-car prices up 2 percent year-over-year for April

(May 1, 2019) IRVINE, Calif. — The valuation analysts at Kelley Blue Book today reported the estimated average transaction price for a light vehicle in the United States was $36,843 in April. New-vehicle prices increased $732 (up 2 percent) from April 2018, while rising $93 (up 0.3 percent) from last month.  

"Transaction prices climbed 2 percent in April, still largely due to the shifting sales mix toward SUVs and crossovers," said Tim Fleming, analyst for Kelley Blue Book.