The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC has been making its rounds on the Internet in its camouflaged form since 2020. Suggested to be on its way to an end-of-2022 debut, the production version of the sport utility vehicle was recently spied with most of its wraps stripped down only leaving very little to the imagination as to what to expect from it.
According to the source of the spy shots, Carscoops, the new images were taken just after the 2023 GLC was teased by Mercedes last March. Taking some cues from the exposed portions as well as the bulges on the covered areas, the upcoming model of the SUV appears to have a more streamlined look with cleaner surfaces. However, it looks like it’s still carrying the same dimensions as its outgoing version.
The uncovered parts also show a panoramic roof, distinct body lines just above the wheel arches, and five-spoke alloy wheels. Meanwhile, peeking from the camo are thinner LED lights in the front and rear.
The powertrain of the 2023 GLC is still under wraps but insiders say that it might adopt the same four-cylinder engine found in the C-Class. The top AMG trim will likely include a plug-in hybrid system that will bump the SUV’s output up to 644 hp.
The next-gen Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV is expected to go head-on against the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Volvo XC60, and the upcoming Alfa Romeo Stelvio in the market when it rolls out late this year.