The next-generation Mercedes GLK is expected to launch in 2015 and prices are likely to start at around £30,000. The GLK has been spotted testing in our pictures, and this time around it'll be coming to UK shores. The previous model couldn't be engineered in right-hand drive so missed out on some crucial sales.
In order to make room in the Mercedes range for the recently introduced GLA, the new GLK will be slightly larger than the model it replaces. Looking at the images you can see front axle of the GLK has been moved forward slightly and the bonnet stretched to accommodate the larger wheelbase.
Much of the new design remains hidden beneath the swathes of black and white tape, but the GLK is expected to take several design cues such as the bold two-bar grille from the upcoming Mercedes C-Class on which its based. The sloping roofline also gives it a more sporting appearance as opposed to the boxy stance of its predecessor.
Mechanically, engine options are likely to be the same as you’ll find in the redesigned C-Class due one year before the GLK, in 2014. A new entry-level turbocharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine could be available with the turbocharged 2.1-litre four-pot diesel likely to be carried over into the new GLK 250 BlueTEC. A 3.0-litre V6 diesel motor should remain in the GLK 350.