After 10 years luxurious small crossovers are still popular. New innovations are coming, so 2018 Mercedes GLK class will be as attractive as it always were. Major change could come in name of these vehicles. Well, Mercedes is considering renaming it to GLC, but this is not likely to happen. However, rumors are reporting about it, so there must be some proof. Nevertheless, company is still keeping secrets away from audience, but some details are available. GLK or GLC, Mercedes is making statement with every new model. So it will be with this SUV, which is especially popular because of its price.
2018 Mercedes GLK engine
Under the hood of the 2018 Mercedes GLK will be a 2.1-l inline-four drivetrain. This unit is ready to deliver 200 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, there is bigger solution, a 3.5-l. More power, around 300 horses and torque, probably over 270 lb-ft provides this V-6. Both engines have direct fuel injection. There are also start-stop ignition and 7-speed auto gearbox. Estimated fuel economy is 25 mpg combined. However, this premium crossover will make more miles and performs better in highways. This is also eco-friendly vehicle, with reduced emissions than before.
2018 Mercedes GLK design
Exterior design of this crossover is exceptional. New platform provides new look. Also, vehicle is going to be lighter due to use of aluminum and other modern, not so heavy materials. Grille has criss-cross design. There are new skid plates, fog lamps and side mirrors. Chrome details are all over exterior and interior. Inside the cabin of the 2018 Mercedes GLK, we can find many modern features. USB ports and Bluetooth are standard. Navigation is available in higher trims. Steering wheel holds many buttons, while other controls come from touch-screen display. There is also unique equipment made especially for GLK crossover. For example, this SUV gets many assist features for better safety.
2018 Mercedes GLK price
New 2018 Mercedes GLK will get a price of about $45,000 for base models. Premium vehicles go even higher, probably over $50,000. Although it is more expensive, products from Mercedes are still ahead of its rivals. However, carmakers are preparing surprises. So, we can’t wait to see what we can see from Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and BMW X3.