Later this year, it is believed that the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLC will be released as the successor to the GLK. Now a new spy video has emerged of a heavily disguised prototype testing in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the following video doesn’t provide us with any detailed or up-close shots of the car, it does give us our first look at the Mercedes-Benz GLC on the move. Additionally, the taillights can be seen illuminated alongside the LED license plate lights.
As with previous GLC test mules, it is believed that this one features a longer wheelbase and wider track than the existing GLK. As a result, the entire body of the GLC will be slightly larger than the outgoing GLK to further distinguish it from the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Two of the clear giveaways for the stretched wheelbase are the longer bonnet as well as the axle being pushed forward.
As a result of the longer wheelbase, the new Mercedes-Benz GLC will feature more interior space than the current GLK and should be similar in size to the BMW X3 and Audi Q5. Underpinning the GLC will be a similar mechanical package to the C-Class and the SUV will consequently be made available in right-hand drive for markets like the UK, Australia and Japan.
It remains to be seen if an AMG variant of the Mercedes-Benz GLC will be created but it is expected to be made available with a turbo 1.8-litre petrol four-cylinder and a turbo 2.1 litre four-cylinder diesel.