Just recently Mercedes-Benz unveiled the new 2019 GLC SUV globally making it quite a dramatic opening in 2019. Now, to share the centre stage of the new-age face-lifts and new arrivals in 2019 is the GLC Coupe.
All in all, the coupe- SUV receives few design tweaks here and there, the exteriors and interiors have been tinkered with for a new-age look. The exterior changes made to the model are subtle, yet noticeable. At the front, the air intakes have been modified, and the standard-fit LED High Performance headlamps and contoured diamond radiator grille reshaped.
At the rear, the main changes are the new look of the rear diffuser with underride guard and tailpipe trims and the redesigned full-LED tail lamps.
The new GLC coupe, gets a drastic up-tempo interiors boost. The design chosen features clear lines, with flowing surfaces linking the various elements together. In the centre of the car, a large, one-piece console panel extends from the centre air vents to the armrest. A major form of update however in the GLC coupe is the latest form of Mercedes MBUX infotainment system, which comes packaged with a 12.3-inch digital instrument and an option of either a 7- inch or a 10.3- inch infotainment screen. MBUX features in the GLC an Augmented Video feature that shows images captured by a camera located in front of the rear-view mirror. The information sent back to the driver directly on the multimedia display includes traffic signs information about where to make a turn, house numbers or names.
The car comes equipped with advanced tech like voice recognition, and gesture control for hands-free utility. Safety features too are upgraded to an extent with the likes of door exit warnings, adaptive cruise control with distance keep, active steer assist and active brake assist making the grid. For the first time, the SUV is equipped with the Dynamic Body Control suspension with infinitely adjustable dampers for the front and rear axle.
Performance wise, the Mercedes GLC Coupe will be available globally in 5 powertrains; two petrol engines and three- diesel ones. While the petrol variants- GLC 200 and GLC 300 will make the power outputs of 197bhp and 258bhp respectively and will be powered by Mercedes EQ Boost- mild Hybrid system, the diesel variants will have a slight better variance with GLC 200 d, GLC 220 d and GLC 300 d with respective outputs of 163bhp, 194bhp and 245bhp.
In India, the GLC Coupe is only featured in the AMG 43 variant, which is powered by the V6- twin turbo petrol engine. Mercedes still has to confirm if the GLC Coupe will make its way to the Indian market, however the face-lifted GLC SUV which was showcased in the Geneva Motor Show is definitely headed to India sometime this year.
We feel that given the evolution of Coupe’s in India and a little evolved set of audiences in India, Mercedes should get the GLC Coupe version here, however re-iteration where needed that price and the powertrain will be important factors for it to make any headlines with the launch.