Expected to be built around the same platform architecture as the new C-Class, the 2015 GLK will feature a longer wheelbase and wider track than the model it will replace, indicating that interior space is set to increase.
With the impending arrival of the GLA small SUV, the increased dimensions of the GLK will effectively move it up a size class to better position it against rivals like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5, leaving the X1 and Q3 to do battle with the GLA.
A range of four cylinder turbo petrol and turbo diesel engines will power the new GLK, with possibly a V6 variant thrown in as a flagship model.
Crucially for us, the next-generation GLK is expected to launch in both right-hand drive and left-hand drive configuration.
The previous model was a left-hook proposition only, however odds are high that the new GLK will eventually find its way into local Mercedes showrooms.
Expect to see the GLK make its official debut sometime in the final quarter of 2014.