Protected from prying eyes from the very beginning, the interior of the future Mercedes GLC has finally been immortalized by our image hunters, confirming assumptions about the arrival of a new large touchscreen display.
Of the three premium German manufacturers, Mercedes will showcase its newest models in its showrooms in 2022. Three of them have already appeared or opened their doors to us by the end of 2021. These are the C-Class All-Terrain, the electric EQB and the glorious SL, whose renewal is always an event. Back there is the GLC of the future, which has yet to show the slightest bit of bodywork. despite several versions during its development. So even if Mercedes didn’t plan to screw everything up in this scrapped SUV with the BMW X3 and Audi Q5, the surprise remains for him. Outside, lots of spy photos and our first sketches give a good idea of what the 2022 GLC will look like.
Class A C layout
However, inside the German SUV will be a big change. This is what should be remembered from new photos taken by our image hunters. Again in northern Europe, the GLC this time left its windows open to offer a view of its cabin. As we logically assumed, this second generation uses the vertical central screen principle.. The layout is therefore identical to the new C-Class, with a vertical format (approximately 12 inch) slab between the two seats with air conditioning vents. Definitely modern, this feature is not without consequences in use, forcing the driver to really take their eyes off the road to navigate this huge screen, which is also very responsive.
A few more technical improvements
Still, the difference with the final GLB will be even more pronounced. The latter, which is simpler to present, is aimed above all at winning over families seeking modularity and slightly lower prices. Likewise, the future GLC will mark the time with the GLB thanks to some additional improvements at the technical level.. Starting with the air suspension – optional of course – it guarantees unmatched softness. Not to mention the plug-in hybrid technology that promises comfortable electric autonomy while the GLB doesn’t offer to conserve livability and weight. Finally, the GLC needs to remain a solid 5-seater to differentiate itself from the GLB and the standard 7-seater.