The second generation Mercedes-Benz GLK (set to be sold as "GLC") was spotted near the entrance of an igloo somewhere in northern Europe.

Codenamed "X205", the new compact crossover from Daimler is set to grow in size now that Daimler has the GLA acting as their entry-level offering in the segment. Aside from the increased proportions, the GLK will be renamed GLC, with the last letter representing a connection in terms of size with the C-Class. It won't be just the size similar with the C as the crossover will also borrow the MRA platform, engines and as noticeable in these images, the interior cabin.

The GLC could be unveiled in the months to come and will be followed shortly by the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 equipped with a twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter engine sourced from its high-performance sedan cousin where it churns 476 HP (350 kW) and 510 HP (375 kW) in the S version. As a reminder, the outgoing GLK never received the AMG flavor.

If you are a fan of Mercedes-Benz's crossovers and SUVs, the German marque has already announced the ML facelift (GLE) and GL facelift (GLS) will be out in 2015.

Gallery: Mercedes-Benz GLC shows its C-Class cabin in new spy pics taken near igloo

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