New Mercedes-Benz GLC 2022 spotted in winter testsJanuary 13, 2021
The prototypes of the 2022 Mercedes GLC, which have disappeared since last August, have again hit the lenses of spy cameras during one of the intense winter tests.
Mercedes-Benz continues to develop the next generation GLC, an SUV in the D segment, which has moved to icy roads in the Arctic Circle for a new round of testing. The 2022 Mercedes GLC will debut next year with attributes that will continue the success of the current model. The shape of the headlights is final, although it is occupied by temporary blocks, but they will be thinner, in the style of the C-Class, and the engine hood will be located more horizontal.
The layout, which is also expected at the rear, starting from the tailgate, retains the style of the current model. A striking detail is the aerodynamic alloy wheels that the GLC uses and with which it was again seen in tests. The manufacturer will try to maintain proportions, while increasing the length and wheelbase by a few millimeters to separate it from the new GLB. The roof has been made flatter, which means that the height will be reduced – a solution that will add sportiness to this more familiar variant without damaging the future GLC coupé.
We don’t have spy shots of the interior at the moment, but it has been reported that it won’t be much different from the one that debuted on the new C-Class, and will feature the same dashboard design and large center console touchscreen.
Mechanically, the GLC will stick to the same line as the 2021 C-Class, offering petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid versions with four-cylinder in-line engines paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. A specific strategy is expected for this model, whereby the proposal will focus on 4MATIC all-wheel drive versions, as in the current model, without a rear-wheel drive option.
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