Last week, Mercedes-Benz confirmed it would unveil the facelifted X253 GLC at the Geneva Motor Show next week, and now the company has released the first teaser of the updated premium SUV. Very little can actually be gleaned from the 13-second video, but we do get a peek at the redesigned front end.

From the looks of it, the GLC will sport a face similar to the new GLE, with trapezoidal headlights that follow the contours of the larger reshaped grille. The lamps themselves also feature a new design for the LED daytime running lights, starting off with the arrow-shaped brows seen on cars like the new A-Class and CLS, before swooping downwards along the lower edges, nearly encapsulating the entire headlight. Think of them as the reverse of those on the AMG GT 4-Door Coupé, if you will.

The bumper on this non-AMG Line model has been tweaked as well, with a more prominent front bumper guard and three larger holes in the centre, bringing it closer to the E-Class All-Terrain. Expect the usual tweaks to the rear of the car, as well as new colours and wheel designs.

The rest of the car should receive the same revisions as the facelifted W205 C-Class, including a 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument display and a revamped Comand infotainment system with centre screen measuring up to 10.25 inches. These changes were seen on last year’s hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell – like that car, the facelifted GLC likely won’t get the A-Class’ new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) system.

Engines are also likely to be carried over from the C-Class, including a new mild hybrid 1.5 litre M264 turbo petrol four-cylinder, a larger 2.0 litre version and 2.0 litre OM654 turbodiesel, the latter replacing the long-serving 2.2 litre OM651 unit. Further up the order are the uprated 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 in the AMG GLC 43 and a likely unchanged 4.0 litre biturbo V8 in the AMG GLC 63.

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