Mercedes GLC Plug-in 9

With the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, it will be the first time the German brand will have a competitor to the BMW X3 that it can field in all markets, as it’s set to be available in right-hand drive as well. Its predecessor, the GLK, was offered only in left-hand drive so the lion’s share of the premium compact SUV segment in our market has been pretty much left to the X3 and the Audi Q5.

The new GLC will be built on the platform of the W205 C-Class, so it should share the same engines as well. This means there will probably be a GLC 350 e plug-in hybrid model available – it’s likely the model we’re seeing here cold weather testing as we can see the socket flap on the right of the rear bumper. We also had a peek into the interior of the GLC back in 2013 – the interior looks heavily based on the C-Class.