To little surprise, Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the GLC Coupe is heading to production and will debut early next year.
Considering AutoGuide.com‘s spy photographers have already caught the production GLC Coupe testing, it was only a matter of time before the German automaker made it official.
The crossover and SUV market is becoming the most popular segment in the automotive industry and Mercedes looks to capitalize by revamping its entire lineup starting with the new GLC and GLE. The GLC Coupe will look to compete with the BMW X4 when it’s introduced early next year, likely at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
The announcement came from Dr. Gunnar Güthenke, who heads Mercedes-Benz’s G-Class development. According to Autoblog, Güthenke spoke at an event at the Frankfurt Motor Show and also revealed that the company’s crossover and SUV sales are up 25 percent this year compared to 2014. Even the G-Class is seeing sales up 20 percent and that’s over a record-setting year in 2014. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Class also gets several upgrades, including a new base 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.
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