Despite receding SUV sales in North America, Mercedes is boasting about 10,000 Western European orders for a GLK-Class by the end of July.

Despite receding SUV sales in North America, Mercedes is boasting about 10,000 Western European orders for the GLK-Class by the end of July. With its Beijing debut this past April, the GLK is scheduled to start deliveries in Western Europe this October and in the U.S. early 2009.

Furthermore, Mercedes has received 1,000 orders for the special “Edition 1” model. More specifically, every fourth GLK order in Germany is an “Edition 1” vehicle. The Edition 1 model features 20 inch wheels, EASY-PACK tailgate, privacy glass, interior sports package with black-white nappa leather from the disigno range, AMG leather steering wheel, black roof lining, aluminum trim and COMAND APS system.

In the spring of 2009 Mercedes will offer the economical BlueEFFICIENCY package on the GLK 220 CDI featuring a new four-cylinder diesel engine.

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