The next generation Mercedes-Benz GLK was spied in a parking lot somewhere in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The next generation Mercedes-Benz GLK was spied in a parking lot somewhere in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The GLK is no longer Mercedes-Benz’s baby crossover since this role was attributed to the GLA which means the next generation GLK (X253) will have to grow in size in order to distance itself from the A-Class-based crossover. It will ride on the same platform as the 2014 C-Class and will be engineered for right-hand drive markets.

Some of the added length will be in the wheelbase so expect more legroom for rear passengers, while the trunk capacity will likely increase as well. Expect a sleeker appearance for the soft-roader, with a more sloped roofline and a longer hood.

In terms of engines, the GLK 250 is said to gain a new 4-cylinder 1.8-liter turbocharged engine while the economical BlueTec 250 will likely carry over the 4-cylinder 2.1-liter diesel. There should also be a V6-powered GLK 350 along with a range-topping AMG version.

The second generation Mercedes-Benz GLK will reportedly be introduced in September 2015 and will be followed several months by a GLK Coupe (C253). AMG derivatives of both models will likely follow in the second half of 2016.

More spy photographs can be found at the source link below.

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