2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC could be rolled out with 7 seats
Mercedes-Benz has begun testing the second-gen GLC Crossover. The original GLC launched in 2016, and the all-new iteration will make its world premiere as a 2022 model early next year. While the current GLC and its precursor–the GLK–is 5-seat models, with the option of a third row of seats, the next-gen of this SUV would most likely be sold.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC will be installed on a longer rear overhang than the current-gen variant. By the way, Mercedes-Benz also markets a long-wheelbase variant of the new GLC in China, even though it’s just a 5-seater.
The next-gen GLC will draw on Merc’s revised MRA architecture and get styling identical to older Mercedes-Benz SUVs such as the latest-gen GLS (launched on June 17) and the second-gen GLA (also India-bound). The new Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV will be available on foreign markets with a variety of petrol, diesel, and electric powertrain options. The biggest rivals of the GLC at the moment, the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5, all have 5-seat configurations.
Mercedes-Benz will announce the all-new S-Class later this year, although the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC is still some time away. Nearer to home, also after the lockout, the German luxury carmaker was on more of a launch spree.
Prices were announced for the revised Mercedes-AMG GT R and the AMG C 63 Coupe, and two additional GLE models (including the GLE 450 petrol) were launched as well. The firm aims to bring the A-Class Limousine, the second-gen GLA, and the all-electric EQC Ev onto the market during 2020.