It looks like the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC is going to get some minor changes for the upcoming year. The testing prototype has been spotted a few days ago with some camouflage at the ends, which means that the carmaker prepares a mid-cycle update for its amazing mid-size SUV. We’ve also had a glimpse of the future interior, which means that we know pretty much everything about the crossover that should become available either late this year or in early 2019.
The exterior of the testing vehicle has a partly covered front end, so we suppose that there will be a few changes there. More precisely, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC will host a new grille and redesigned front bumper with new air intakes. In addition, the headlights will suffer some changes and will feature new daytime running lamps. In the backyard, the facelifted GLC will get new LED taillights and perhaps a new exhaust pipe layout.
The new cab will have a significantly larger screen which will be positioned on the very top of the center stack. Mercedes will most likely update the existing infotainment system, so the driver will be able to control it via voice commands and a touchpad controller, which is positioned on the center console. Unfortunately, the 2019 Mercedes GLC will lack the dual-screen system. The advanced setup will not be available before the arrival of the next-gen model. The updated crossover will get pretty much the same safety system as the latest C-Class sedan. More precisely, it’s going to host an improved semi-autonomous driving system, which is mated to a new camera and radar systems.
The refreshed GLC crossover will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine. This won’t be the same option as the existing. No, this is the improved version which will deliver 255 horsepower. Torque, on the other hand, remains unchanged at 273 lb-ft. According to the carmaker, the engine is also more efficient from the predecessor.
AMG-treated GLC will receive a certain increase of power as well. We are talking about the GLC43 model of course. Judging by the information we have, the same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 will pump out 385 horsepower instead of today’s 362 horsepower. Basically, both engine changes are going to mirror the C-Class.