The next generation Mercedes-Benz GLC was caught undisguised by our spy photographers in Stuttgart, Germany, when it was loaded into a truck. The SUV should debut this year with a cleaner look and new technological features.
The next GLC debuted as a spy in 2020with prototypes that shed camouflage in 2021 giving us a better look at the exterior design and a little peek into the salon. Mercedes continues to develop its new SUV, but this latest photo shows that the official publication is getting closer.
The GLC profile looks cleaner than before, dropping the character traits of the previous model and taking on the more pronounced hind shoulders. The handles are located below, mirrors are installed on the doors, and the window line is raised to the rear. Multi-spoke discs with a thin plastic cover on wheel arches and side sills also look beautiful.
Unfortunately, we can’t see the front, but from the camouflaged prototypes we know it will have more sophisticated LED headlights and a similar grille, as the model will remain on the ICE. It is expected that the overall model will grow in size compared to its predecessor, offering more space inside the cabin. The dashboard will be mostly shared with C-classwhich is based on the same basics, including a 12.3-inch digital dashboard and an 11.9-inch infotainment screen for the MBUX infotainment program, tilted slightly toward the driver.
The lineup of engines will also likely be in conjunction with the C-Class, including four-cylinder petrol, diesel and PHEV variants. As for performance Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, it will abandon the old twin-turbo V8 for a more efficient plug-in hybrid system that includes a turbo-2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor mounted at the rear. It is said that this transmission offers a combined capacity of more than 644 liters.
The premiere of the new GLC is likely to take place in September or October 2022, and the AMG version – later. The current generation was introduced back in 2015, p soft face strap in 2019 keeping it fresh against competitors including the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Lexus NX and Volvo XC60.
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The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC gives us a glimpse into its profile
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