Following the redesigned C-Class sedan, German’s famous carmaker should perform a similar makeover on the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. The new SUV looks adorable, and it could get the same tech upgrades as the C-Class. That means we should expect even more comfort and the same large vertically-oriented touchscreen infotainment display. Besides, the GLC-class will also come with advanced driver-assistance features and biometric authentication systems.
Mechanically similar to the C-Class sedan, the latest GLC will be most likely powered by the same 2.0-liter engine turbocharged four-cylinder engine, 48-volt hybrid system, and nine-speed automatic transmission. However, expect more luxury and sporty details on the high-performance AMG variants.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Exterior
Mercedes-Benz has released two days ago an one teaser photo of the newest 2022 GLS SUV. The image reveals a very sleek profile and the new shaped LED headlights. Interestingly, we can also see that the next GLC will feature new lines on the hood and the new graphics on the taillights.
However, considering that this model is still in the developing stage, we should expect more changes. Basically, we must wait for just a little more to see the final product. Also, high-performance AMG variants have been confirmed, and we should expect much more sporty styling.
At this point, we haven’t yet seen interior images of the 2022 Mercedes GLC. However, according to some gossips, we should expect the new GLC to be heavily influenced by the new C-Class. That means the GLC cabin will be reinvented entirely by Mercedes. Currently, the Mercedes flagship sedan features a large-format portrait infotainment screen integrated into the center console.
The similar infotainment we saw on the recently introduced Tesla S model. You can surely expect the new GLC to draw inspiration from this, albeit with smaller screens on lower-grade models. On top of that, the GLC will host advanced driver-assistance features and a biometric authentication system.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Powertrain Specs
The latest 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will be offered with only an electrified engine borrowed from the new C-Class. The mild-hybrid variant consist of a 2.0-liter engine turbocharged four-cylinder engine, 48-volt hybrid system, and smooth nine-speed automatic transmission.
The C-Class with the same engine develops an output of 255-hp. However, from the information that we got, expect at least 300 horses on the SUV version. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the figures of the high-performance AMG version.
Release Date, Price
The upcoming 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will for sure share many cues with the recently introduced C-Class. It features almost the same techy cabin, and it uses the same mild hybrid system. Mercedes confirmed that the new GLC-class would arrive later in the year with many improvements.
The pricing is not yet determined, but definitively, the new GLC will cost more than the current one that starts at $40,000. According to the caranddriver website, the new model could cost around $45,000, which is $5000 more than the current one. Prices for the regular GLC models are in line with the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 models.