2016 Mercedes GLC continues testing in Germany; India launch next year
2016 Mercedes GLC which was unveiled last month continues testing in Germany and an ardent Rushlane reader has sent in these spyshots. Known as GLK in its previous generation, the premium crossover based on the underpinnings of C Class will be available in RHD configuration for the first time.
Just like new C Class which benefits from extensive use of aluminium in construction, 2016 GLC will be significantly lighter than its predecessor. The car will slot between GLA and GLE in India with cross-hairs trained on the likes of Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60.
The SUV will be available in global markets with a family of 2.0-litre four cylinder turbocharged direct injection petrol and diesel engines, all mated to standard 9-G Tronic automatic transmission and 4MATIC AWD system.
Equipment will be derived from new C Class which means we can expect a comprehensive suite of comfort, safety and assistance features as standard in addition to optional kit like AIR BODY CONTROL.
2016 Mercedes GLC is expected to go on sale in international markets shortly after its motor show debut in Frankfurt in September. Launch in India can be expected in 2016 and the car would eventually be locally assembled at MB India’s expanded Chakan assembly facility.