Deliveries should start before the end of 2016.

A thinly camouflaged prototype of next year’s Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe was caught on camera testing on public roads.

Mercedes-Benz is kind of late to the crossover coupe party as the BMW X6-rivaling GLE Coupe came out only a short while ago and now the Daimler-owned marque is working on a downsized version which will be launched in 2016 under the GLC Coupe name and will fight the BMW X4. The front half of the car will be essentially borrowed from the regular GLC as the changes will start from the rear half where there’s going to be a sloping roofline to create a coupe-like profile to make the car appear sleeker.

This will obviously have a negative effect on the car’s practicality as the rear headroom will decrease while the trunk’s capacity will also suffer as a result of the new body style. Those of you who are still wondering how the GLC Coupe will look like should take a gander at the namesake concept unveiled several months ago at Auto Shanghai.

According to German media, Mercedes-Benz will reveal the first ever GLC Coupe (C253) in June next year and it will go on sale in September, so deliveries should start before the end of 2016.