Mercedes Working on Baby G-Class Called GLG

DC100 Concept 1 photo
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We’ve known that the MFA platform will spawn four models in total (at least), but besides the A-, B- and CLA-Class, we’ve not been able to figure out what’s next. Recently, reports surfaced about a compact crossover called the GLA under Merc’s new naming scheme.
Under the new system, all off-roaders will begin with GL, and the A indicated it’s the smallest on offer. Only the G-Class would keep its name, as it will be considered the flagship of the range.

During the media event marking the start of production for the new A-Class five-door in Germany, Daimler Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche officially confirmed the subcompact crossover is coming. But will it be the rumored GLA?

It might, but this simple and small crossover might also be joined by something funky. A new report from German publication Auto Bild suggest that a year after the GLA, a model with edgy lines and bonnet-mounted indicators will follow.

This model will be called the GLG and will basically be a little version of the G-Class flagship. It will come as standard with front-wheel drive, so it will be more of a poser that will ensure Land Rover can’t corner the market on boxy but stylish compact SUVs with the production version of the DC100.
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