Crossover Mercedes GLC 2022 model year seen on testsAugust 19, 2020
The captured prototype of the updated Mercedes GLC compact crossover has undergone a series of initial tests, as evidenced by the temporary taillights. The car looks larger than the current model.
Despite the fact that an updated version of the Mercedes GLC crossover was presented in 2019, the German brand is working hard on a new generation of the model. This can be judged by the “spy” photographs of the car, which appeared at the disposal of our editorial office a couple of minutes ago. The debut of new items is likely to take place in a year.
GLC will be built on an updated version of the Modular Rear Architecture platform.
Camouflage still obscures the crossover’s appearance, but some changes are already visible. The door handles are located lower on the sides, below the pronounced waistline of the body. We can also see Mercedes move the side mirrors from the A-pillar to the door. The front end design remains a mystery, although we expect it to match those of other recent Mercedes models. At the back are the temporary taillights.
This means the GLC is most likely in the early stages of testing. Mercedes is completing development of the new C-class (W206), which is due to debut later this year or early next. We expect Mercedes to unveil the next-generation GLC crossover at least a year from now – late 2021 or early 2022.
The GLC will also have a completely new interior that will be significantly improved over its predecessors. It will get the MBUX infotainment system with a giant tablet-like screen positioned low on the center console. Rumor has it that it is similar to the one in the new S-class, but smaller in size.
Rumors suggest that Mercedes will install a range of 2.0-liter powertrains in the new GLC, although many of them are likely to have some form of hybridisation, including plug-in hybrid versions.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that prototypes of the updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class were again seen on tests. Western journalists have captured several prototypes of the updated compact Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan. The vehicles received significantly less camouflage.
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