The new generation GLC is bigger than before.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC has been an important model for the brand, offering customers a high-riding alternative to the popular C-Class. And now, the GLC gets a generation update with fresh styling, a revised interior, hybridised powertrains and more.
The exterior of the new GLC is a big departure from the outgoing one with slim LED headlamps, a larger grille, strong character lines down the side and a rear-end that gets slim LED tail lamps. The design update is in line with what we’ve seen with other new Mercedes-Benz models.
Inside, the new GLC’s cabin is similar to the new C-Class’. There is a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and an 11.9-inch infotainment display running the latest MBUX system. The GLC’s larger footprint (it is 61mm longer) has also freed up more cabin space.
In terms of engines, the range kicks of with the GLC 200 which makes 201bhp and 320Nm, followed by the GLC 300 with 254bhp and 400Nm and there is also the GLC 220d diesel with 194bhp and 440Nm. All engine options get 4Matic as standard and get an additional 23bhp and 200Nm in short bursts thanks to the EQ Boost system.
We expect the new GLC to make its way to India fairly soon, though it will probably command a premium over the current GLC’s starting price of Rs 62 lakh. When it goes on sale, it will compete against the likes of the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and the Lexus NX350h, among other premium SUVs.