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Radio chatter around the emerging small, premium crossover coupe genre has thus far been dominated by the Land Rover Evoque and the Mini Paceman. According to a report in Car, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class (shown above) has received its invitation to the party and will spend the next three years getting ready: it's said that two-door variant of the crisply-angled CUV is coming in 2016, along with a redesign befitting its sleeker intentions.

To be based on the MRA platform – the rear-drive version of the company's three new modular platforms, it will also support the coming 2013 S-Class and could eventually get an AMG version to help it compete with segment offerings like the forthcoming Porsche Macan. Not much else is known about it beyond its name: Car says it will be called the GLC, a friendly nomenclature we remember best as a Mazda hatchback (allegedly for "Good Little Car"). Internet oldtimers may remember the Mazda GLC as the predecessor to the 323 (which in turn came before today's Mazda3). Either way, the GLC is not to be confused with the larger upcoming BMW X6 rival based on the ML-Class (reportedly called GLS) which is also said to still be in the works, or the front-drive based GLA, a model also edging toward production.


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      icemilkcoffee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Please god, not another Corsstour/X6 style fastback please.
      Teleny411
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see this vehicle in person and find it striking. Then when I see pics I think kind of gaudy. But a two door might be pretty hot: for a cuv.
      Patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Can I get the interior to match my purse?" The new catch phrase at the dealership.
      Carfan0893
      • 2 Years Ago
      As if Mercedes doesn't have enough models in its lineup.
      mostchillininsc
      • 2 Years Ago
      An answer to a question no one asked...
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      I have very little interest in the current GLK me-too-mobile, but I'll be damned if a 2-door wouldn't be a very interesting proposition. I sure love the Evoque 2-door. Half the vehicles I've bought in my lifetime have been 2 door SUVs. Looking forward to seeing what MB comes up with!
        icemilkcoffee
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        So you\'d rather be different for the sake of being different , rather than owning something that is practical and useful?
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Next, they will make a 4 door version of the coupe, and then a convertible like the Nissan Murano.
      BC
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Mazda Familia/323 wasn't a "Good" Little Car in the USA, it was a GREAT Little Car. I can still hear the commercial jingle in my head.
        BC
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BC
        I'm sorry that someone didn't like the comment, but if a journalist is incorrect about one easily-checkable fact, how many other mistakes in the piece might there be?
      bcoppola04
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mercedes is getting ridiculous with all these models!
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just like the nice, plump girl in high school, I WANT to like this rig but it just doesn't 'do it' for me.
      Vinuuz
      • 2 Years Ago
      uninvited guest to the automotive world.
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