New Delhi: Mercedes-Benz has launched the GLC-Class SUV in the country today. The GLC220 (diesel) is priced at Rs 50.7 lakh, whereas the GLC300 (petrol) is priced higher at Rs 50.9 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Pune). The SUV was first showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo and is a part of Mercedes’ plan to launch 12 products in 2016. We’ve already driven the GLC in beautiful Coorg; check this link here for the road test review.
The design is clean and contemporary, much like any other modern Mercedes. The front gets LED headlamps similar to the C-Class while the rear reminds us of the GLE450 Coupe. While it is based on the C-Class, the wheelbase is longer and the cabin is more accommodating. The interior looks identical to the sedan and gets similar equipment as well.
The petrol engine on offer, is a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder unit that develops 245PS of power and 370Nm of torque. The diesel, on the other hand, is a 2.2-litre unit that develops a modest 170PS of power and a healthy 400Nm of torque. Both engines are mated to the new 9-speed automatic gearbox, that sends power to all four wheels courtesy Mercedes’ 4MATIC four-wheel-drive technology.
The GLC plugs a long-standing gap in Mercedes’ portfolio. The GLC is based on the same MRA platform as the C-class and borrows heavily from its sedan cousin. It will slot in between the compact GLA and the GLE-Class SUVs in Mercedes’ lineup. It will go up against the likes of the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. What do you think of the GLC? Let us know!
First Published | 2 June 2016 2:45 PM