The Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC(TM) made its regional premiere last week at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

Powered by a 268-horsepower 3.5-litre V6 engine, the GLK350 will form the basis of the Canadian lineup. The 2010 GLK-Class will go on sale in Canada in early 2009.

Showcasing a bold exterior design, generous cargo capacity and 4MATIC(TM) all-wheel-drive, the GLK350 combines the perfect balance of style, versatility and performance. The car will be produced exclusively at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen, Germany.

The angular profile of the GLK sets it apart from the competition. From its steeply-raked windshield to the integrated rear spoiler on its tightly styled roof section, the bullish shape of the new GLK suggests power and agility and echoes the G-Class — the iconic pioneer of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family.