Mercedes has been on a model offense in the country lately. The GLC plays an important in that. It is also an important launch for the company as it is the first SUV from the brand in this segment. The CBU version was launched earlier this year and was competitively priced. The vehicle takes on the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5.
Yesterday, the company introduced the made in India version of the same and also introduced new variants. Where there was only one model for the petrol and diesel previously, there are two diesels and one petrol variants now. The GLC 220 d 4MATIC Style is priced at Rs. 47.90 lakhs, the GLC 220 d 4MATIC Sport at Rs.51.50 lakhs and the GLC 300 4MATIC Sport at Rs. 51.90 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom Delhi). This becomes the 9th model for the company to be produced in India.
The GLC 300 is powered by a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine making 245 Bhp and 370 Nm where as the diesel 220d is powered by a 2.2 liter engine making 170 Bhp and 400 Nm. Both come with the company’s 4 MATIC AWD system. Both the engines come mated to the new 9 speed gearbox with drive select. The driver can choose between Comfort, Eco, Sport, Sport + and Individual. The SUV sits on 18″ 5 spoke alloy wheels.
On the infotainment front, the car gets a 7″ screen with navigation that is controlled by a touch pad. The screen doubles up as a reverse parking camera and it also has Active Park assist as well. There is a panoramic sun roof and ambient lighting with 3 colour options also on offer. On the safety front, the car comes with ESP, LED headlamps, 7 airbags and TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System).
With the GLC, the company has introduced a new service program that is helpful to the customers. According to it, the customers can opt for a service package as per their choice and depending on how long and how much they are going to use the car. The package starts at Rs 63,000 for the petrol and Rs 78,000 for the diesel version. This new package enables upto 10 years from the date of sale which is pretty impressive.