Mercedes will unveil its new compact SUV at the Geneva Motor Show next March, in the same time as the production version of Audi Q5. The 2008 MLK will feature a large grille, smart squared-off headlamps, rectangular exhaust tips, a small roof spoiler and a large vertical tailgate which opens down to the rear bumper.
The newcomer shares its four-wheel-drive platform with the C-Class 4-Matic Estate. However, the SUV will be tuned for on-road handling rather than dedicated mud-plugging.
The 2008 MLK will be powered by a wide range of engines, including the V6 petrol and diesel units found in the new C-Class saloon.