Car paparazzi have caught a densely camouflaged prototype of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC. It is undergoing tests in Germany.
The car looks bigger than the outgoing model. Will the carmaker plan a 7-seater?
Like the C-Class, the new GLC will ride of the updated Modular Rear Architecture (MRA). The prototype has a lower roofline and a stretched wheelbase.
It is longer than the current-gen car it replaces, and probably will be more spacious inside.
Visual changes include relocated side mirrors and door handles, a high-sitting rear part, more horizontal and longer hood, aero-style wheels, provisional taillights.
The upcoming GLC will offer only electrified powertrains, including mild- and plug-in hybrid ones, expanded list of driver assistance functions, the newest MBUX system, a dashboard like in the 2021 C-Class.
Mercedes will build the next GLC at the German plants in Sindelfingen and Bremen, as well as in Finland.
Expect the market launch in 2022, with a coupe modification to follow short after. The second-generation Mercedes-Benz EQC, which is the GLC’s all-electric version, will arrive later this decade.