Following a new naming nomenclature, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will soon be replaced by the GLC-Class. Thanks to Auto Express, we now know what the final design of the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 fighter will look like.
This was revealed through an image of the SUV’s COMAND infotainment system that shows the various driving modes selectable along with a graphic of the car itself. Compared to the outgoing Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class (X204), the second generation X205 GLC-Class will adopt a design language more aligned to the current crop of new Mercedes-Benz models like the C-Class at the front. No surprise then because as the name suggests, the GLC-Class will be the SUV equivalent to the C-Class.
Recently, we reported on a video that shows a thinly disguised GLC roaming the streets, giving us an early glimpse of the car.
The interior is also inspired by the C-Class and will feature a seven-inch display linked to the COMAND infotainment system with a touchpad, control dial interface. Elsewhere, a three-spoke steering wheel, metal-finished air-conditioning vents, and wood grain interior completes the look although the finishes might differ depending on variant and spec.
Serving as the car’s underpinnings is a stretched version of the MRA RWD platform that can also be found in the current-gen C-Class. UK website Auto Express were given the opportunity to test out a prototype of the GLC-Class and found that it is not just limited to road duty but can be used as a real off-road vehicle even before the optional off-road pack is tagged on.
According to the Indian Autos Blog, the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will make its global debut within the middle of June 2015.