4 customized GLK model comes to SEMA

Posted on Friday, 31 October 2008 , 17:10:51 byEmil

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4 customized GLK model comes to SEMA

Debuting a new auto in America it`s a great thing, first showing the outlandishly country customized (sometimes hideous, butchered) variants of the auto first. Four customized GLK by Mercedes will make their own way to the SEMA Show 2008: Widestar, Pikes Peak Rally Racer, Rock Crawler and Urban Whip. This presentation represents also the GLK model premiere in North America, where the sales are scheduled on strting next year in January.

“Our GLK is a character bursting with expressiveness, and a new model for us within a young market segment in the U.S.,” comments Gorden Wagener - Mercedes-Benz Head of Design. “We selected SEMA in Las Vegas as the backdrop for its first appearance in North America because we want to take advantage of the show’s glamour and to underscore the highly individual character of the GLK. An SUV with an edge that is so refreshingly alternative, demands a somewhat alternative setting.”

“We wanted to see what kinds of interpretations were inspired by our GLK and how they would further sharpen this very strong character. The tuners opted for completely differing approaches, demonstrating the potential of our GLK concept,” adds Gorden Wagener.