The present Mercedes-Benz GLC is built on the recently updated but prior model of the C-Class, and the SUV isn't going away anytime soon, with its second iteration slated to debut in 2022.
The GLC, as the successor of the highly lauded GLK, is one of Mercedes-"bread Benz's and butter" SUVs, while competing in one of the most competitive crossover/SUV sectors on the market.
Despite the fact that it initially replaced the angular and more coarse-looking GLK with a more civilized and softer form, the GLC has subsequently shifted toward a more SUV-like appearance, and it’s second-generation appears to further solidify that image.
The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC has been sighted at least three times, each time with less and less concealment, but its most recent appearance reveals more design features.
The most recent pre-production prototype has production headlights and taillights. While there is no precedent, it appears that the next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC will be much larger in size, particularly in length and breadth, while the ground appears to be even higher than its predecessor.
The new C-Class W206 lacks an air suspension option as well, and because the 2023 GLC-Class is built on the same platform, a similar strategy is planned.
In comparison to the C-Class W206, the new GLC is expected to have a nearly identical interior, with almost all analog buttons on the center console being replaced by a touchscreen that is slightly angled toward the driver and includes haptic feedback as well as the latest generation of the MBUX infotainment system.
The SUV's engine lineup will be comparable to that of the C-Class, with a selection of turbocharged engines with only four cylinders and displacements of 1.5 and 2.0 liters.
It is important to note that all engines include some sort of electrification, such as mild-hybrids, hybrids, and plug-in hybrids, and are available with either gasoline or diesel. Even the next Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 will ditch its twin-turbo V8 in favor of a plug-in hybrid four-cylinder powered by Formula 1 technology.