Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake, GLC-Class confirmed for Geneva debut

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Mercedes-Benz Geneva Motor Show Preview

The new Concept EQV electric SUV will also debut.

The 2019 Geneva Motor Show is just around the corner, and Mercedes-Benz will be there with some very delectable offerings. We’ve seen two vehicles already, namely the refreshed GLC-Class SUV and the estate version of the CLA-Class. Both vehicles have been staples in our spy photography news feed for several months, but the automaker has confirmed that they will debut early next month in Geneva.

See them now in pre-production trim:

The primary mission for both models is to transport people and/or things over and above what you’d find in a typical saloon, though each accomplishes that mission in a decidedly different manner. The updated GLC will have a modest makeover up front with fresh headlights and new detailing to the front fascia, along with redesigned taillights at the back. There will be some changes insides as well, though with this being a facelift as opposed to an all-new model, the differences will be minor. A bit more power under the bonnet is expected too.

Meanwhile, the new CLA Shooting Brake will keep our estate hearts fluttering with what should be a very attractive design. We’re already impressed with the saloon, which just debuted last month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The car is a bit bigger than its predecessor, and naturally, it’s packed with technology – hence its unorthodox debut at an electronics show. The bulbous backside will add more cargo room for a family of five who still prefer the feel of a saloon as opposed to a higher-riding SUV.

In addition to these confirmed debuts, Mercedes plans to showcase a new electric concept vehicle called the EQV. The automaker bills the concept as “the world’s first SUV in the premium segment with purely battery-electric drive,” and apparently it’s a near-production vehicle. Keeping in line with the people-mover theme, the company’s new V-Class van will make an appearance at the Mercedes booth. The recently revealed SL Grand Edition and SLC Final Edition roadsters will also have their public debut.

Mercedes-Benz will hold a livestream event on March 5 for its vehicle debuts. We will of course carry that here at Motor1.com.