Mercedes Concept GLC Coupe: it's our first look at the new GLK

Published: 01 April 2015

► Merc Concept GLC Coupe for Shanghai
► It's the next GLK SUV
► This one will come to UK in RHD

Mercedes will show the Mercedes Concept GLC Coupe at the 2015 Shanghai motor show, Daimler has confirmed. 

It's in essence a near-production-ready compact SUV to replace the GLK.

And, unlike its predecessor, this one will be produced in right-hand drive - meaning it will be offered in the UK this time around.

Merc Concept GLC Coupe: the official design sketch

Only this solitary teaser image has been issued today. Mercedes issued a short statement to accompany the picture:

'The Concept GLC Coupe is a near-production-standard study which transforms the successful GLE Coupe formula into a more compact segment. The dynamically expressive show car combines typical coupe stylistic features with the sensual and pure design idiom of forthcoming Mercedes SUVs.'

It's clearly being positioned as a little brother to the BMW X6-rivalling M-class coupe, now renamed the GLE Coupe.

Should help Daimler plug the yawning gap in its portfolio betwixt GLE and GLA. We'll be at the Shanghai show in mid-April, so stay tuned for more details on the car.

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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