If it says “G” on it, then there’s “G” in it.

That’s the Mercedes-Benz SUV mantra, meaning that its GL- and GLK-Class models contain a fair amount of DNA derived from the marque’s famed G-Wagen, one of our all-time favorite vehicles, period.

For 2013, the cool GLK crossover is getting a major makeover with a world debut set for next week’s New York Auto Show.

A stylish new design, exclusive equipment, new infotainment systems, pioneering assistance systems and efficient and agile engine options are the basis of the revamp—nearly 1,000 new parts in total.

And as you can see above, it looks great next to Big Brother…