Mercedes-Benz’s new GLC coupe will feature styling similar to that of an SUV as the luxury brand looks to lure buyers attracted to roomy, sporty vehicles.
The GLC coupe borrows some of its exterior design from SUVs including the GLC, but it is longer and lower.
Mercedes called the GLC couple the "sports car" among its mid‑size SUVs.
“The GLC Coupe reflects our iconic Mercedes-Benz coupe design while symbolizing the diversity of our brand -- it is both ‘hot and cool,’” Gorden Wagener, Daimler's head of design, said in a statement.
The coupe will compete directly with the BMW X4 that hit showrooms last year.
The GLC coupe was debuting at the New York auto show today. It will go on sale in Europe in the autumn and in the U.S. early 2017. It is largely similar to the concept version that was unveiled at the Shanghai auto show in 2015.
In Europe, the SUV will have a choice of four diesel and four gasoline engines including a plug-in hybrid, as well as the high-performance Mercedes-AMG GLC43 equipped with a 3.0-liter, V-6 engine that generates 362 hp.