This Mercedes-Benz GLK has been spied with LED daytime running lights fitted to it. The spy photographer saw no other difference on the car leading to speculation that it wasn't the LEDs on test but a new hybrid system.

A Mercedes-Benz GLK has been spied in Scandinavia carrying LED daytime running lights. These special lights appear for the first time on a car that was launched barely 6 months ago. Instinct would say this is a facelift model but it's too soon for that. A facelift GLK can only be expected to appear at the earliest in 2011. So these LED lights can just be called a new option for the GLK. Any GLK model?

Performance testing is a very expensive and time-consuming exercise, and to take a vehicle all the way to Scandinavia for a set of new lights makes little sense. Speculation says this is no ordinary GLK but one powered by a hybrid powertrain. Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been jointly developing a hybrid system and Audi is known to be preparing a Q5 hybrid. Therefore this car might be a GLK hybrid which would offer LEDs as part of some package. The Mercedes hybrid could possibly debut with the S400 BlueHybrid this coming European summer.


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