A large test fleet of barely camouflaged Mercedes-Benz GLC near-production prototypes has been spied inside and out.

A large test fleet of barely camouflaged Mercedes-Benz GLC near-production prototypes has been spied inside and out.

Mercedes-Benz is almost ready to retire the GLK and replace its distinctive blocky look with a more curvaceous design as seen in the company's recent models. Seen here are several prototypes carrying some disguise on the bumpers and lighting clusters while the interior is fully exposed, thus giving us the chance to see it in all its glory.

Unsurprisingly, the cabin has been sourced entirely from the C-Class W205 upon which the GLC will be based. Aside from getting the interior bits and pieces, the compact crossover will also borrow the engines and gearboxes from the sedan and we also know it has been engineered in right-hand drive as well, unlike the outgoing GLK. Another premiere is the addition of a fully-fledged Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 version using a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine.

We will have all the juicy details on June 17 when Mercedes-Benz will take the wraps off the GLC which is bound to grow in size a little bit now that the GLA serves as the company's base crossover so there needs to be more room between the two.

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