Mercedes-Benz is allegedly working on an X-Class baby crossover which will be positioned below the GLA-Class.

Mercedes-Benz is allegedly working on an X-Class baby crossover which will be positioned below the GLA-Class.

Almost a year ago we heard a rumor about Mercedes-Benz plotting a sub-GLA crossover and several months later a report indicated the German marque is working on a new range of entry-level models with the X-Class moniker. Now, Auto Express suggests a smaller Mercedes-Benz crossover called X-Class is in the pipeline and most likely it will be based on the Renault Captur.

The same source indicates Mercedes-Benz will launch a sportier-looking variant of the ML in 2015 with the MLC designation which from our knowledge will compete with the BMW X6. About a year later the X-Class should hit showrooms as a more premium German alternative to the Captur.

Note: 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA design sketch pictured.

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Mercedes-Benz planning X-Class to slot below GLA, to be based on the Renault Captur - report