Mercedes-Benz GLC spied up close


Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to launch its replacement for the GLK-Class SUV. Earlier this month, the German automaker revealed the concept GLC-Coupe. While the coupe will enter production at a later stage, the near production ready GLC-SUV has just been spied up close in Germany near the company’s headquarters.

As seen in the image, the vehicle is barely covered. The headlights, taillights, bumpers and side body panels wear white covers that would best be described as damage/scratch guards. The SUV has a more curvy design than the model it replaces and is said to make the heavy use of aluminium for weight savings. The SUV is based on the MRA platform and is expected to share its engine options with the C-Class sedan. Apart from a range of four cylinder diesel and petrol engines, a V6 petrol, a hybrid and a high performance AMG variant are likely to be offered.

Mercedes-Benz has not stated a launch date yet, but media reports suggest the possibility of a reveal in September at the Frankfurt motor show. If/when it is launched in India, the GLC will take on the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, while sitting above the GLA-Class SUV.

Images via: IAB

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