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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC spied

If you like the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class' interior and technology but want an SUV, stay tuned: a new GLC is coming.

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William Stopford
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Australia’s best-selling luxury SUV range is getting a redesign.

Following the reveal of its C-Class sedan and wagon stablemates, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV has been spied testing in wagon form.

We can see it has a similar shape to the current car, though it may grow slightly in external dimensions.

It’ll move to an updated version of Mercedes’ MRA platform, as the redesigned C-Class has done.

We expect the redesigned GLC to closely resemble the new C-Class inside, including a choice of 9.5-inch or 11.9-inch portrait-oriented touchscreens running the latest generation of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system.

Likewise, new 10.25-inch or 12.3-inch digital instrument clusters, both free-standing, should appear.

Expect a line-up consisting entirely of electrified four-cylinder engines, ranging from 48V mild-hybrid to plug-in hybrid.

That also applies to AMG 43 and 63 models, which will likely follow their C-Class counterparts in adopting electrified, turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines.

Overseas reports have suggested the redesigned C63 AMG will have a total system output of 372kW, similar to the outgoing car which has twice as many cylinders.

As before, there’ll be a coupe SUV body style in the GLC range.

Last year, Mercedes-Benz sold 4470 GLC wagons and 1329 coupes.

That put it only narrowly ahead of the BMW X3 and X4, of which 4360 and 1273 units were sold, respectively.

In the first two months of this year, BMW has actually edged past Mercedes with 774 X3s and 148 X4s against 587 GLC wagons and 140 coupes.

Mercedes also has to look out for the Audi Q5, which has clocked 598 sales so far this year and has its own coupe (Sportback) body style coming this year.

MORE: Mercedes-Benz GLC news and reviews

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William Stopford
William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel (remember that?), briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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