The Mercedes-Benz MLC has been spied wearing the ML-Class skin while undergoing testing.

The Mercedes-Benz MLC has been spied wearing the ML-Class skin while undergoing testing.

It's been a while since we last heard about the MLC so these spy shots come at the right time. Set to rival the BMW X6, the MLC will be out sometime in 2015 and will be interesting to see how this criticized yet popular body style is being envisioned by Mercedes-Benz.

We know so far it will ride on a modified ML-Class platform, hence these mules which might tempt you to say they are regular MLs. However, upon a closer inspection you will notice both front and rear axles are wider, while the chassis underneath seems to be a bit lower at the front section.

The car will allegedly be manufactured at a Mercedes-Benz factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where Daimler is investing 350M USD to create 400 new jobs to match the extra production. This is where they currently make the ML and GL models which will be joined next year by the new C-Class. The company decided last year to stop producing the peculiar R-Class at this plant.

Chances are a preview concept of the MLC will be shown next year before the production version arrives in 2015.

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