Spied – X6 rivaling Mercedes MLC videotaped in Germany
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Mercedes-Benz’s rival to the BMW X6, the Mercedes MLC, was videotaped testing in Germany by a YouTube user. The prototype seems to be wearing a production ready body, complete with lights, exhaust tips, bumpers and windows.
[Head to YouTube if you’re unable to view the video above.]
The MLC gets its design inspiration from the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV that was showcased at the Beijing Motor Show in April this year. The concept previewed an SUV with a butch stance, a coupe-like roofline, LED headlights and taillights. The concept measured in the whereabouts of 5 meters in length, 1.75 meters in height and 2 meters in width.
The MLC is based on the ML Class platform, and as a result, it will use the same set of engines as the ML which include four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel motors. It’ll be the sixth SUV for the German carmaker after the GLA, GLK, ML, G and GL Class.
A recent report stated that the MLC will enter production next year. The SUV is reported to roll out from Mercedes’ Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama, U.S.A. We expect Mercedes-Benz India to launch the MLC sometime in 2016.
Competitors: BMW X6
Expected Price: INR 70 – 80 lakhs, ex-Showroom