Next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV spotted testing
The next-generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV has been spotted testing in Europe for the first time. This is the second-generation of the SUV, which has been well-received globally. In India too, it has been one of the brand's best-sellers.
The spy images show that the new GLC is larger than the car it replaces. The upright, conventional SUV look of the current car has been replaced by a wider, flatter stance. While the prototype is heavily camouflaged, it is apparent that many of the design cues from cars like the GLE and GLS are expected to make their way to the GLC. This is expressed in the more shapely bodywork with softer lines, the crisper grille and the rectangular headlamps. The new GLC will be based on the updated MRA architecture, shared with the next C-Class.
Although no pictures are available we expect the GLC to come with the latest version of the MBUX, similar to what has been seen on the upcoming S-Class. This incorporates a large portrait-style central touchscreen and a separate instrument cluster. The trim and layout are expected to be as well-appointed as before with vertical AC vents, a slim bank of physical switches and metal/wood trims.
The new GLC is expected to sport the same two-litre petrol and diesel engines as seen currently. The inline-six 3.0-litre motors are also expected in higher trim levels. All of these engines are expected to feature a 48V mild-hybrid system. A PHEV is also expected to be in the works.
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Watch our video review of the Mercedes-Benz GLC below:
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