With BMW launching the New X3, Audi showcasing the all New Q5, how could Mercedes-Benz not update their much popular GLC. With competition getting aggressive, GLC was quickly losing and it was showing in their sales numbers. To address that issue, Mercedes-Benz showcased the all new GLC in the last week of February.
Showcased in Stuttgart, just like its predecessor, the New GLC combines outstanding on and off road driving characteristics, a trait usually associated with BMW’s, and with impeccable road mannerisms is spacious, luxurious, comfortable and practical at the same time.
The front end now has become more sharper, and has a wide and sporty visual appearance. Muscularly sculpted surfaces, and distinctive details such as chrome elements, which now run from the front to the rear end, and redesigned headlamps, gives the GLC a strong character.
The athletic character on the front, continues in the rear too, with the completely revised bumper and exhaust tips. The redesigned full LED tail lamps also give an unmistakable Mercedes-Benz signature light.
The interiors now sport a brand new multi-function steering wheel, which debuted in the new C-Class, a wider centre console infotainment screen which now comes with Mercedes-Benz’s latest generation MBUX. The system is far more intuitive as compared to the outgoing car and now supports operating options such as touch, gesture control and voice control.
When on sale the New GLC will be available with 2 petrol powered engines and 3 diesel powered. The available options in the range are GLC 200 and GLC 300 for the petrol and GLC 200d, GLC 220d and the GLC 300d for the diesel. We expect the GLC 300 and the GLC 220d to make it to the Indian shores, as and when Mercedes-Benz decides to get it.
Safety was always on forefront with any Mercedes-Benz product and the GLC does not disappoint on this front either. The GLC comes equipped with advanced assistance systems which aid the driver at all given point in time to be safe on road. Some of the safety features that the GLC comes with are
Presently, Mercedes-Benz has a strong presence in the SUV segment with seven models. (GLA,GLC, GLC Coupe, GLE, GLE Coupe, GLS, G-Class). With GLC getting updated, Mercedes-Benz has further fortified their presence in the SUV category. It remains to be seen, when will Mercedes-Benz India, get the updated GLC to India.