Mercedes GLC – Auto Expo 2016
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Replaces the GLK worldwide.
Mercedes-Benz has showcased the upcoming Mercedes GLC at Auto Expo 2016. The successor to the GLK will hit the Indian market this year.
The design of the Mercedes GLC aptly conveys its all-road capabilities with a modern touch. The front fascia has an upright twin-louver radiator grille flanked by optional LED headlights. The lower portion sees a wide air dam with large air intakes on either side. The lateral view comes with a sharp sloping shoulder line, flared wheel arches and an optional side running board. The posterior has been given split-LED tail lights with night design, twin tail pipes and a roof spoiler.
The GLC is based on the MRA architecture and has dimensions of 4,655 mm, 1,890 mm and 1,638 mm in length, width and height respectively.
Mercedes has revamped the interior with the dashboard and center console featuring a more flowing design, that when combined with the one-piece panel, lends the car an elegant feel. The automaker has employed high-class materials for the cabin, like nappa leather or open-pore wood trim to enhance the premium quotient. The centrally positioned media display can be controlled through a newly-developed touchpad that supports handwriting recognition. An optional panoramic sunroof can also be asked for to enhance the sense of space.
Powering the Mercedes GLC in international markets is a 2.0-liter four cylinder diesel engine that is available in two tunes of 170 hp / 400 Nm and 204 hp / 500 Nm, these do duty in the GLC 220 d and GLC 250 d respectively. The petrol variant also sources power from a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, with output of 211 hp and 350 Nm. Power delivery to the wheels is taken care of by a 4MATIC AWD system through the 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox.