Originally known as GLK, this model represents Mercedes in the class of compact crossovers. The current nameplate is active since the last redesign, which happened about two years ago. Most of us would consider the current model relatively fresh, but the company’s management thinks different. The 2019 Mercedes GLC is about to come with a bunch of novelties. According to the latest reports, we won’t just see changes in terms of new standard features. There are new visual details to come, as well as few more things. Expect to see 2019 GLC by the end of the year.
2019 Mercedes GLC Design and Changes
As we’ve already mentioned, the current model isn’t old at all. It came two years ago but latest reports suggest changes already for the next year. The new model is about to receive some interesting visual updates. Moreover, many experts call this update a real facelift. The testing model has been spotted and we can see that some areas of the car are still covered. This clearly indicates where to expect novelties. Judging on the camouflage, the 2019 Mercedes GLC will come predominately with changes at front. The area that will suffer most is front bumper. We will see some reshapings, in terms of edger overall shape, new air intakes, lighting groups etc. Also, expect changes on the front fascia, grille, and similar areas.
Other than that, the new model should carry on in the same way. Same goes for the 2019 Mercedes GLC Coupe, which will also receive these novelties at the front, but keep the overall shape pretty much the same.
Unlike the exterior design, the cabin of 2019 Mercedes GLC is about to come without significant changes. We are about to see the same cabin layout, with the same dashboard design, which combines premium-quality materials and stylish horizontal lines. In terms of practicality, this crossover offers a lot of interior space, considering its size. The same goes for the cargo area. Behind the seats, you can count on 17 cubic feet of cargo space. Once rear seats fold down, you can count on more than 50 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
When it comes to standard equipment, expect to see several interesting novelties. Some of the possible additions for the 2019 Mercedes GLC could be parking sensors and navigation, as well as new color schemes. Other than that, we expect to see a familiar list of standard equipment, which includes things like 18-inch alloy wheels, power liftgate, power-folding mirrors, rearview camera etc. Inside the cabin, you can find things like power-adjustable steering wheel, power-adjustable seats, dual-zone climate control, driver memory functions etc. Also, count on tech features like 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, USB, 8-speed audio system etc.
2019 Mercedes GLC Engines
In terms of powertrain, we expect no changes. The base 2019 Mercedes GLC 300 will continue with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo inline-four engine, which is good for about 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power provides pretty quick acceleration, which goes around 6.5 seconds for a 0-60 sprint.
If you want some better performances, go for 2019 Mercedes GLC AMG versions. There are two engines available under this badge. The first one is 3.0-liter V6 that delivers around 362 horsepower. The bigger one features a displacement of 4.0 liters and max output of 469 horses.
How much does Mercedes GLC cost?
When it comes to pricing, base models go around 40.500 dollars. Performance, AMG versions are available at 56.000 and go all away up to 70.000 dollars.
2019 Mercedes GLC Release Date
The exact 2019 Mercedes GLC release date is yet to be announced but we have no doubt that the new version will come sometime late in the year, probably in December.