Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupé, C253, 2016.

Only just revealing its Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe to the world, it looks like the Stuttgart-based car maker is already tinkering with the idea of a topless version of the SUV — the GLC Cabriolet. Speaking to Autocar, Mercedes-Benz chief engineer for the E-Class, CLS and GLC, Michael Kelz, said that the idea of having its own Range Rover Evoque Convertible-equivalent is tempting.

“It would be fun, and it’s actually not that much of an engineering challenge,” Kelz revealed. In the same way the GLC Coupe takes after the C205 C-Class Coupe’s design, we imagine that the new C-Class Cabriolet could likewise inspire a GLC Cabriolet.

Mercedes-Benz seems to be in the mood for releasing drop-top models these days. The first-ever AMG C 63 Cabriolet was launched just last week, following the A205 C-Class cabrio before that, with more rumoured to come. But to look for a drop-top Benz SUV, you’d have to go all the way back to the iconic G-Class Cabriolet which was discontinued in 2013.

Unfortunately, Kelz concluded by saying that there was little space left in the Mercedes-Benz line-up for a topless GLC at the moment. He said that for it to be built, another model in the range would have to be discontinued first. Would you want to see a GLC Cabriolet come to market? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe


GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet