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Mercedes GLK Freeside concept image leaked

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is right around the corner, where Mercedes is anticipated to unveil the vehicle you see here: the Mercedes-Benz GLK Freeside concept. Official images and details are expected in a manner of days, but someone at Daimler headquarters has apparently let the proverbial cat out of the bag.

Like the "Vision" concepts that Mercedes used to give us in the '90s, the GLK Freeside "show-car" is more of a pre-production prototype than a design study, and is tipped to closely mirror what the production GLK will look like. We already got a preview of the production model when the GLK showed up undisguised on the set of Sex and the City, of all places. The "Freeside" moniker, which seems dangerously close to the "Freelander" named used by Land Rover, is not expected to carry over when the little truck goes into production.

This leaked photo comes at a busy time for Mercedes, which recently gave us the new SLK (and SLK 55 AMG), a teaser shot of the new SL roadster and leaked photos of the facelifted CLS-Class all in the past couple of weeks.

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Detroit '08 Preview: Mercedes GLK Freeside concept image leaked - Autoblog

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Looks like a shortened g-class to me.

Another big car to block my view whenever i'm behind something like that...
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Ugly.... very ugly!...

I saw a picture of BMX X6 (link below) before seeing this GLK photo.

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I was like let me see what MB has come up with!..... aaaaahhh what a dissappointment!... the exterior sucks big time!....
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It will sell at the right price point, especially with today's gas prices

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disgusting disgusting disgusting and disgusting
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Looks like a shortened g-class to me.

Another big car to block my view whenever i'm behind something like that...

Yep and yep. Better to be sitting high up in the big SUV in America.

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GROSS! LOOKS LIKE A HYUNDAI
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Yep and yep. Better to be sitting high up in the big SUV in America.
High car's / SUV's are trucks which look like a car, they're slower, bad mpg and crappy handling.

Most people use them as regular cars & not like a 4x4 / transportation truck, that's why I don't like them...
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Yep. The US is a far different driving environment so SUVs are far more common.

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I dunno, it is not very good looking, but at least it has a proper shifter. Importantly though it looks somewhat rugged and desirable to an American market, but it has "Powerful 2.2 liter BLUETEC clean diesel 4-cylinder with two-stage turbocharger, delivering 168 horsepower and 369 lb-ft torque " which is very good. So it appeals to the American market without being a gas guzzler. I wouldn't buy this vehicle myself, but I approve of it.
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