The next-generation Mercedes GLK SUV will be available in right-hand drive, according to Mercedes R&D boss Thomas Weber.

The current model is only built as a left-hooker, due to the difficulties involved in fitting the right-hand drive steering mechanism around the propshafts taking drive to the front wheels.

However, Mercedes has said it was a mistake not to make the vehicle for RHD markets, and it will develop all of its next-gen 4x4s for conversion.

That means the four-wheel-drive C and E-class models will also be sold in the UK.