Mercedes-Benz has finally premiered its GLC SUV to the world and here is a first look at it. This new SUV will be making its entry into India as well and internationally will be replacing the GLK model.
Thomas Weber, member of the Management Board of Daimler AG and responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, expressed, "Our new GLC represents a further, systematic step in the implementation of our successful SUV philosophy."
He further added, "It combines the ultimate in driving comfort with a sporty touch, impresses on the road and more than ever off it as well, and appeals to the eye with the new design and equipment line."
Mercedes-Benz has launched its all-new GLC SUV in several international markets. It will be coming to India first at the 2016 Auto Expo and its launch will follow prior to its Indian debut.
The new GLC SUV has an imposing and dominant front fascia. It adopts Mercedes-Benz new design philosophy and cannot be mistaken for any other vehicle. It gets a stylish two-slat chrome grille with a large three-pointed star logo in the centre.
This is their mid-range SUV, it is not the biggest nor the most smallest model on offer. From side profile the GLC SUV looks stylish and has a high off-road stance. Styling is simple and elegant and not a lot of fussing around has been done here.
The rear end of GLC looks smooth and classy, in an age where all manufacturers are opting for a sporty more sharper look. Mercedes-Benz has gone for a more eye pleasing look with rounded off designs. Wraparound tail lights too adopt the smooth and somewhat oval shape design.
As always interior new GLC is premium and luxurious. In this image it gets black and white treatment, however, it will be available in other options as well. We like the air-con vents that are rounded off and the blue accent or mood light looks decent. Mercedes-Benz has provided a flat bottomed steering wheel for a more sporty feel.
Internationally Mercedes-Benz will offer a single diesel engine with two different tunes. They will be mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission with four-wheel drive a standard. A plug-in hybrid option will be made available as well with a petrol engine. Mercedes will also bring in an AMG powered GLC at a later stage with a petrol engine.
Once launched in India Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV will compete with Audi Q5 and BMW X3 SUV models. It will be showcased at 2016 Auto Expo and will be launched subsequently in India.
Video: Watch Mercedes-Benz GLC In Action!