India-bound Mercedes GLC exterior and interior - Rendering

01/05/2015 - 13:25 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Unveiling on June 17.

Ahead of its unveiling on June 17, AutoBild's artist has rendered the front, rear and dashboard of the Mercedes GLC Class. The GLC replaces the left-hand drive only GLK in Mercedes's line-up, and will rival SUVs like the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60 when it goes on sale in Europe later this year.

Mercedes GLC front rendering
The GLC is based on the C Class's MRA platform, and is expected to share a lot of components with it.

It is based on the new C Class's rear wheel drive MRA platform, and is suitably designed along the lines of the new C Class as well. The publication further states that the interior will be carried over from the C Class, though the central COMAND system's screen size would be an inch larger than the C Class's unit, which for the Indian market gets a 7-inch system.

Mercedes GLC rear rendering
Four- and six-cylinder petrols and four-cylinder diesel engines will be seen powering the GLC.

Starting the range of petrol engines will be a 156 PS four-cylinder petrol, while the range-topping engine will be a V6 unit with 333 PS. The more efficient diesels will be four-cylinder engines producing between 115 PS to 204 PS. Later in its lifecycle, the GLC will also get a hybrid variant with a 211 PS petrol engine paired to a 68 PS electric motor.

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Mercedes GLC interior rendering
The COMAND system of the GLC will be an inch larger than the C Class, says the report.

Base variants of the GLC will be rear wheel drive, and will get a 6-speed manual transmission. The variants marked for India though will likely be offered with AWD and an automatic transmission (a 7-speed DSG or a 9-speed AT).

Rivals:Audi Q5, BMW X3, Volvo XC60
Launch date: June 17 (unveiling)

[Rendering from AutoBild]

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