Mercedes GLC is set to be unveiled this June, a new report from German blog Mercedes-Benz Passion reveals. This tiny bit of info seems plausible in light of recent spy pics showing an accelerated drop rate for the camouflage on GLC prototypes.
Codenamed X253, GLK’s sleeker successor will be based on the current C-Class’ modular architecture. Design-wise, GLC borrows familiar Mercedes styling cues from its newer sibling, the C-Class and the S-Class. Hence, the boxy profile is replaced by curvier lines and a more steeply raked roof.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLC also gets longer wheelbase, lower ground-clearance and wider tracks, with the front axle pushed forward, all in the name of greater sportiness. The new GLC will also be available in RHD guise, Mercedes-Benz relocating the front driveshaft to allow space for right-hand drive. A bigger wheelbase translates into more generous interior accommodation.
The engine line will mimic the one featured by the C-Class. So, four and six cylinder units and a ‘GLC350′ plug-in hybrid version, available shortly after launch – the same powertrain used by the C-Class’ eco version, matting a 2-liter turbo with 211 HP to a 60 kw electric engine, for an electric range of 30 km.
Mercedes-Benz GLC will arrive in showrooms this Autumn, following the reported June unveil. A sporty GLC Coupe is expected to join the range no later than 2017.
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