If reports are to be believed, there’s a new Mercedes-Benz model in the works: an alleged GLK Coupe that’s supposed to be available come 2016. According to the reports, the model should compete in the mid-sized SUV segment and is slotted as a direct rival to the Q5 and the X3.
This new GLK Coupe, or GLC, should be among the first to bear Mercedes-Benz’s MRA platform. In addition, it’s going to be released together with the GLK’s second generation. As such, it is said that the GLC would be less boxy and should be sleeker than the GLK we have after the 2013 refresh (pictured).
There’s barely any other information available this early, but there should be a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines that prospective buyers could choose from. Chances are, there will also be a souped-up AMG variant. Of course, it’s just 2013 and a lot can still change between now and then, but this new model makes sense for a manufacturer like Mercedes-Benz, which is gearing up to offer vehicles at key segments in order to regain the lead in the luxury vehicle market.