Mercedes-Benz has launched the latest updated model of GLC in India with prices starting at 52.75Lakh for the GLC200 Petrol and ₹57.75Lakh for the GLC 220d Diesel. The German car maker has also introduced their latest generation MBUX Infotainment system today on the New GLC.
Mercedes had globally unveiled the facelift GLC at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. The updated Mercedes GLC carries forward the basic body design as the outgoing model but with many new added styling elements. Updates on the New Mercedes GLC exteriors include an all new face grille with fluted inserts on the twin horizontal slats and a glossy black center area where the large three pointer Star monogram is placed which looks more prominent and trendy.
The SUV also gets New design LED headlights with new day time running lights in them. The front bumper gets totally fresh styling with chrome elements and new angular design air intakes in them.
The update Mercedes GLC facelift comes with new design alloy wheels 19 inches alloy wheels. The rear styling is also totally revised with new design LED taillamps in place with rectangular shaped elements in them. The next big change on the rear is the exhaust that has now been neatly integrated into the rear diffuser. The rear end of the GLC now looks a lot sharper than before.
On the inside the New Mercedes GLC gets a lot of subtle updates. The cabin area gets all black finish while the centre console trim gets the option of either piano lacquer finish or the two new wood surface finishes which include open-pore ash wood and walnut. The latest generation MBUX system also makes its debut in here.
This system includes the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment screen. The all new MBUX can be accessed using the touchscreen display, touch control buttons placed on the steering wheel, voice control, gesture control and the touchpad on the centre console. The heart of the MBUX system is the 10.25 inch screen.
Powering the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC is the new-generation four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The GLC 300 4MATIC gets its power from the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 255 bhp of power and 370 Nm of peak torque. The GLC 220d 4MATIC is powered by the tried and tested 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine that hits out 192 bhp of power and 400 Nm torque while the 300d 4MATIC is powered by the 241 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque. All variants will get the 9 G-Tronic automatic transmission as standard.
Other features loaded on to the New Mercedes GLC include Dynamic Body Control suspension, Off-Road Engineering Package adding the Off-Road and Off-Road+ driving modes, Driving Assistance Package that includes adaptive cruise control, active steering assist, lane change assist and route-based speed adaptation.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC competes with the likes of the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC 60, Land Rover Discovery Sport. Watch this space as we drive the New Mercedes-Benz GLC in the coming week.