Even though it’s still a petty fresh option, the automaker started working on the facelifted version of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 crossover SUV. In case you’ve forgotten, the high-performance SUV came as an all-new model in late 2016, so there is no reason for any kind of changes at all. Still, things are moving pretty fast in the automobile industry and that forces car manufacturers to invent something at any cost.
Since the crossover is getting just a mild mid-cycle update, most of the styling changes will occur at the ends. Moreover, the testing prototype features camouflage just at the ends. Up front, the wrapping is most likely hiding the updated and a bit sharper Panamericana grille, as well as a slightly revised front fascia. In addition, the attractive crossover will definitely get a pair of redesigned headlights, while the rear end hosts new taillights and refreshed bumper. The production model may also get a set of new wheels, which will be mated to massive brakes and performance tires.
The interior will most likely get some modest changes. The automaker will likely introduce certain updates on the MBUX infotainment system, while we also expect a wider range of standard safety features.
Under the hood, the refreshed 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 will most probably keep things untouched. Meaning, the SUV will continue using its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that pumps out 469 horsepower. However, if they decide to make the high-performance a bit wilder they might boost the powertrain to develop 503 horsepower, as they did with the Coupe version.
The updated SUV will make debut early next year. The automaker hasn’t revealed when and where exactly this is going to happen, but we think it’s going to land at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March.