Mercedes-Benz has published a design sketch depicting the GLC Coupe set to be unveiled later this month at Shanghai Auto Show.

Mercedes-Benz has published a design sketch depicting the GLC Coupe set to be unveiled later this month at Shanghai Auto Show.

The Daimler-owned company was kind of late to the “crossover coupe” party as the BMW X6-rivaling GLE Coupe came out last December, but Mercedes-Benz now wants to make up for lost time by preparing an adversary for BMW’s X4. It’s called GLC Coupe and will be previewed in Shanghai by a “near-production-standard study” before coming out likely next year or in 2017.

It will be based on the second generation GLK (set to be called GLC) so it will ride on the same platform as the C-Class W205 from where it will inherit most of the hardware. Aside from the usual array of gasoline and diesel engines, the GLC Coupe will likely get a plug-in hybrid derivative with the same setup as the upcoming C350e.

We will have more details on April 20 when the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show will kick off with the first press day.

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