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!