The “G” alludes to the archetypal cross-country vehicle, the “L” intimates luxury and, as in other Mercedes model series, the “K” stands for compactness

Official video

About a week before Christmas, a first glimpse of the new Mercedes GLK could be found on a video taken on the set of 'Sex and the City', preceded by some revealing photos taken on that same movie-set. Which seems to have been the cue Mercedes was waiting for to launch the official information of their new GLK SUV piece by piece.

Now to finalise the Mercedes Vision GLK Freeside Concept information which will debut at the 2008 NAIAS in Detroit we can bring you the offical video. The more compact (k stand for Kompaktheit in German) GL is based on the new C-Class and will make its 'production' debut at the Beijing Motor Show this coming April. Actual production is said to start in 2009.