Recently, the brand new PHEV model of the Mercedes GLC has been captured by some resources. It seems that the brand is planning to launch the next-generation GLC-Class crossover. Not only this, but it has also come out that the brand new car is going to arrive with a variety of powertrains and one of them will be a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (or PHEV) variant. The car when observed was completely camouflaged but then also one can easily say that it looked like the other variants of the same model we’ve seen so far.
We already know that the PHEV option was available in the GLC line which is expected to continue for the next generation. In the 2020 model, only the GLC PHEV got a modest update which included a larger battery pack of 13.5 kilowatt-hours which was earlier 8.7 kilowatt-hours. Not only this, the 2020 update even included a new 7.5-kilowatt onboard charger which resulted in doubling the electric range. Now, it is expected that there is a good chance, that both of the above-mentioned figures can get further improved in the next-generation model. The current GLC PHEV delivers a combined output of 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters) of torque and 315 horsepower (234 kilowatts).
It is quite hard to pass comment upon the brand new next-gen GLC PHEV’s styling as the crossover continues wearing cladding, wrap, and stand-in lighting units. But, despite of all the camouflaging, it is quite clear that this model resembles a lot of the other GLC test vehicles.
Design of Mercedes GLC PHEV Model
Like the rest of the lineup, the PHEV is also expected to sport the same design with a handful of tweaks and touches. Moreover, the spy shots even reveal that there are cutouts for fuel and charging doors on both the rear fenders. It is also observed that the new GLC looks slightly larger and more spacious than the outgoing model. It is so because it rides on the brand’s ‘Modular Rear Architecture‘ which thereby helps in lowering the vehicle’s weight to counter all the added tech.
The brand new next-generation Mercedes GLC model is expected to make its debut in 2022 while the PHEV variant is expected to arrive in 2023. The thick covering around the car leads us to believe that we are still several months apart from seeing the GLC PHEV in all its glory.