Mercedes Benz GLC SUV was presented for the first time in India at the 2016 Auto Expo earlier this year. Already launched as a CBU in June this year, Mercedes Benz will now launch the locally assembled variant of the new GLC SUV.
This launch is part of company’s 12 new car launches for the year. This and widening dealer network will help the brand to maintain their No 1 status in the country.
Mercedes GLC is based on the new generation C-Class’ MRA architecture. Compared to the older GLK Class (which was never launched in India), it offers more space, comfort, luxury, and a more powerful engine.
Sporting a luxurious cabin with a single piece central console, rotary air vents and hooded instrument panel, the GLC will also receive the latest version of COMAND Online infotainment system. Apart from this, there are also a lot more safety assistance systems on offer.
India-spec Mercedes GLC diesel variant would be powered by a 2.1 liter four cylinder engine. This unit is capable of generating 170 hp and 400 Nm torque. There will also be a petrol variant on offer. This will be in the form of 2.0 liter four cylinder mill generating 245 hp and 370 Nm. Both engines are mated to 9 speed auto transmission.
To be slotted in between the Mercedes GLA Class and the Mercedes GLE Class, expect the price of new Mercedes GLC Class to be in the range of INR 45-50 lakh, ex-showroom, Pune.