It’s no surprise that the interior of the GLK looks nearly identical to the C-Class , since the SUV is based on the sedan. It features a large, freestanding screen controlled by the new COMAND infotainment controller on the center console. This new controller incorporates a touch pad that accepts finger-written characters and smartphone-like commands. All the new driver-assist technology revealed in the S-Class will also be offered in the GLK.
The prototype still has on a good amount camouflage, making it clear that the new-generation GLK has plenty of updates in the works. Rumors suggest that the new GLK will drop the current boxy shape, and will adopt a more rounded appearance.
Under its hood, the 2015 GLK will borrow the C-Class’ engine lineup, with a hybrid version also a possibility. Mercedes will also prepare an AMG version to compete with models like the Audi SQ5 and the upcoming BMW X3 M.
Interior Spy Shots
The prototype caught testing today reveals the GLK’s interior for the first time. The next-gen SUV will feature cues taken from the C-Class sedan, including a large freestanding screen controlled by the new COMAND infotainment controller on the center console. Unfortunately, our photographer wasn’t able to get any shots of the back seat or cargo area, but seeing the interior partially uncovered is plenty exciting for now.
As for the exterior, rumors suggest that the new GLK-Class will roll into the 2015 model year sans the current boxy shape. Instead, it will adopt a more rounded shape, with elements inspired by the recently launched GLA-Class. We expect to see a new twin-louver grille, a new hood with powerdomes and headlights with available LED daytime running lamps.