Mercedes India confirms GLC, S Class Cabriolet for Auto Expo 2016 – IAB Report

Posted on: Jan 14, 2016 - 2:27pm IST

Both models are part of the company’s 12 launches planned for 2016.¬†

Mercedes-Benz India stated in a press release today that it will showcase two highlight products at the Auto Expo 2016. The Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Mercedes S Class Cabriolet will have their Indian premieres at the biennial event scheduled to start on February 3, 2016 for the media.

India-bound Mercedes GLC front three quarter silver at the IAA 2015
The GLC shares platforms and components with the Mercedes C Class.

Both products will be launched in India later in the year, with reports stating that the GLC will be introduced in mid-2016. The C Class-based SUV will fill a gap between the Mercedes GLA and the GLE, and will rival products such as the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.

The GLC is expected to be powered by the 2.0-liter petrol engine and the 2.1-liter diesel engine paired to the 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The top-end variants are expected with the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.

Mercedes S 500 Cabriolet front three quarter at the IAA 2015
The S Class Cabrio celebrated its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year.

The Mercedes S Class Cabriolet had its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September last year. It’ll complement the Mercedes S Class S500 Coupe and the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe which were launched in India in July 2015. Like the S Class Coupe models, the S Class Cabrio will be imported through the CBU route.

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The Mercedes-Benz India stall at the Auto Expo 2016 will also see a “highly customized” S 600 Guard armored vehicle and Mercedes AMG F1 team’s FIA winning W06 hybrid car.

Mercedes GLC – Image Gallery

Mercedes Benz S 500 Cabriolet РImage Gallery

Mercedes-Benz India at the Auto Expo 2016 – Press Release

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