In this facelift, Mercedes-Benz has revised some of the design cues and the new MBUX Infotainment system with a 10.25-inch screen. The GLC will get a 2.0-litre diesel motor same as the E-Class and the C-Class but will be BS-VI compliant
It looks like Mercedes-Benz is on a car launching spree. In October, the three-pointed star brought in a new variant of the popular G-Wagon – the G350d. They also brought in a new variant of the V-Class MPV. Now, they are ready to launch the updated version of the GLC on 3rd December – the brand’s third launch in three months.
So what’s new in the GLC facelift? Although the exterior design may look identical to the model it will replace, the refreshed GLC gets some mild updates. It now gets a new front fascia with a twin-slat grille. Headlight units are now sleeker and have been fitted with full LED lights. Other changes include mild tweaks to the front and rear bumper, new LED taillights and a new set of alloy wheels.
The biggest change, however, is on the inside. The GLC now comes fitted with a new MBUX infotainment system with a 10.25-inch screen. This system comes with the ‘Hey Mercedes’ command system. Just like some of the other cars in its class, the GLC comes with a touchpad on the centre console – a first in the GLC. With this facelift, Mercedes-Benz will also introduce a large screen for the instrument cluster – just like the E-Class, CLS and some other premium models.
At the heart, the GLC will get the same 2.0-litre diesel motor that does duty on most other Mercedes offerings but it will now be BS-VI compliant. There may be a BS-VI petrol on offer too.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC competes against the likes of the BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Volvo XC60. Expect the GLC facelift to be priced at Rs 55-60 lakh ex-showroom.