I think it looks good and the interior looks great, a smaller alternative to the ML, I have no idea what the spec is but if it was a 2.0 diesel turbo, selectable 4 wheel drive and adjustable suspension height it would tick the right boxes for me.
Isn't it odd whenever a new model comes out we always get loads of postings saying it looks like this or that or the other. But when we see it in the flesh, it never does.
Same happened with the new C class and yet now I think all would agree it is a very distinctive shape. I think the GLK will look great in the flesh. If it does 40+ mpg with the new diesel engine I shall be very tempted.
The more I see it the more I like it, Compared to the guy standing next to it, unless he is a giant it is going to be more estate car height, I think they could be on to a winner here, I would be interested to see one in the flesh.
Looking at the German price list, it's actually not much more expensive than C Class - entry level C220 manual is Euro35K and the GLK220CDi, but 7spd auto, is Euro40K.
The crucial thing for Mercedes is how many of those customers are new to MB - it doesn't do them much good if all those orders came from existing B/C/ML Class owners.
Apparently VW Tiguan is selling extremely well, with lead times so long that VW in Germany are loaning buyers Golf's until their Tiguan arrives.
UK tests though seem to prefer Honda's CRV - if there was an auto version of the CRV diesel then I'm sure it would be a huge seller.