The new fastbacked ‘Coupe’ version of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV has surfaced online today ahead of its Shanghai Auto Show debut.
Due to be unveiled in the coming hours, the new GLC Coupe ‘Concept’ will enter as a smaller companion to the big GLE Coupe that debuted late last year.
As with the GLE, the new GLC - revealed in this leaked photos obtained by Italian website CarPassion - will wear the latest iteration of Mercedes’ new family styling, matched to a tapered roofline and a light layer of protective cladding.
The car that will appear in Shanghai this week is officially a concept, although we can expect very few changes to occur in its transition to production.
Thicker arms for the side mirrors are likely, and the concept's extravagant exhaust arrangement at the rear will likely also be toned down before its showroom debut.
And, while the GLC Coupe will wear a coupe-like profile, we can expect its face to offer a clear preview of the more practical GLC SUV that will debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new GLC, which will replace the overseas GLK in Mercedes’ global line-up, is expected to hit Australia later this year, while the GLC Coupe should land sometime in early 2016.
Watch for the GLC Coupe to debut at the Shanghai Auto Show on April 20, and catch TMR’s earlier GLC coverage at the below links.