Spy images of the upcoming 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC have emerged, and this SUV continues to impress with each passing year. If you’re unfamiliar, the Mercedes-Benz GLC began production in 2015 and has since received a mid-life facelift. Whatever the case, the new model is spotted testing, albeit with a heavily camouflaged body. Despite this, we’ve seen numerous upgrades, including revised headlights and taillights.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC will also feature a new version of Mercedes’ MHA (Modular High Architecture) chassis. This platform is designed to accommodate hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology. Along with that, new gasoline and diesel engines should be on offer. According to some sources, the latest edition will debut in 2022 as a 2023 model.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Facelift
The new 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class appears refreshed, and it appears to be slightly larger than the previous generation. Both the front and rear fascias are new, with a brand-new grille, headlights, and slimmer taillights. Nonetheless, as previously stated, it is based on an updated version of Mercedes’ MHA (Modular High Architecture) platform, which also serves as the foundation for the current model.
Due to the heavier use of aluminum over steel in the updated platform, it is likely that weight savings will occur. Additionally, the proportions are slightly bigger, and the GLC hood appears to have been longer. Additionally, the roofline is lower, giving the vehicle a more attractive appearance than the current model.
While spy shots of the interior are unavailable at the moment, some reports indicate that the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC will feature an 11.9-inch touchscreen. We recently saw a similar infotainment screen in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which uses the latest generation of the MBUX infotainment system.
As previously stated, the latest edition will offer higher comfort and sufficient legroom for all passengers. Additionally, we can anticipate additional space due to the new platform. This model features a two-row seating arrangement that comfortably seats five passengers.
New Engine Options
In terms of powertrains, the new 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC will feature an all-new powertrain. The base model should be available with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that produces significantly more power than the previous generation. Moreover, the manufacturer is likely to use a 2.0-liter engine in some form of hybrid configuration.
Additionally, Mercedes recently said that all GLC variants, including the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC63, would feature some form of electrification. Plug-In Hybrid variants could feature larger battery capacity – from 8.7 to 13.5 kilowatt-hours – and a new 7.5kilowatt-hour onboard charger. This equates to a doubling of the electric range to approximately 30 miles. The current GLC PHEV develops 315 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC Price, Release Date
The forthcoming 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC should make its debut next year. The upcoming SUV was recently spotted testing with a revised grille, headlights, and taillights. In general, we should anticipate more changes in the final variant.
Nonetheless, the new GLC-Class remains in the small SUV segment, with rivals such as BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Volvo XC60. Pricing is not yet available, but we anticipate a slight price increase over the current model, which retails for $43,000.