Mercedes-Benz happens to have one in all the widest model portfolios in India. However, there has been a gap that was to be stuffed. With the success of the C-Class, Mercedes has determined to inaugurate a brand new product within the style of the GLC-class. This SUV is predicated on a similar platform because of the success of C-Class. And is being offered within the burgeoning luxury SUV phase, and sits between the GLA and GLE. In 2019, with slight revisions in value, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC received a mid-life facelift with minor revisions to the exterior and interior.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Exterior looks
At the front, the Mercedes-Benz GLC new model boasts of a large twin-slat front grille with the three-pointed star brand. Flanked by trendy LED intelligent headlamps. Even the bonnet sports a combination of sharp character lines. On the perimeters, the bulging wheel arches look neat. The refined shoulder line runs along the length on either side of the SUV. Coming to the rear, there is a hint of a coupe-like profile with that sloping D-pillar and rear windshield. Also, significantly engaging are the skid plate and twin exhausts. It additionally gets wrap-around LED taillights.
Interior – Comfort & Luxury
The Mercedes-Benz GLC variants are as follows: 200 4MATIC and 220d MATIC. From 2019, the 300 Sport variant – that demanded the best on-road value for Mercedes-Benz GLC amongst alternative variants – is discontinued. The mid-life facelift features include
- Electronically adjustable front seats with 3 memory functions
- Keyless entry with push-button stop-start
- Multi-function wheel with the binocular styled instrument cluster
- 3 color mood lighting
- Artico animal skin seats
- A Panoramic Sunroof
- A Burmester surround system
- A 360-degree parking camera.
On the security front, it gets
- six airbags
- active parking assist with PARKTRONIC
- ABS with EBD,
- Electronic Stability Program.
Inside the cabin, the dashboard appearance just like that of the C-Class. The floating 7-inch moving picture screen is controlled by the new MBUX system and appears pretty trendy too. The floating gloss-brown wood-finished center console consists of 3 metal-finished air vents with twin zone climate management buttons. The interior seems well put together with fit-and-finish being top-notch. Seats at the rear give ample support and are terribly comfy. Shoulder space, knee space, and headroom are never a problem. Rear occupants additionally get twin AC vents. At the front, you are sitting quite high-up and you can adjust the seat height too.
Adding to the comfort of the passengers Mercedes added MBUX-the new Mercedes-Benz User Experience system to the GLC SUV. It gives you the 3 options to control the infotainment system of the SUV. You can use
- The touchpad near the transmission lever;
- You can control the system through buttons on the new steering wheel; or
- You can go through the touch screen on the dashboard.
- The MBUX also offers voice control.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Engine Specifications & Performance
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is obtainable with 2 engine options. The 2.0L petrol engine variant called GLC 200. It produces 197hp and 320Nm of torque. The 2.0L diesel variant called GLC 200d 4MATIC. It produces 194hp and 400Nm of torque. Both the variants come paired with a 9-speed automatic gear case called 9G-TRONIC. If off-roading is what interests you, the GLC can be adjusted to 3 settings from the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system to ‘Off-road’, ‘Incline’ and ‘Slippery’. The car performs well altogether 3 modes.
The Mercedes GLC’s ARAI-certified fuel potency figure is rated at 13.51kmpl for the 200 petrol model and 18.18kmpl for the diesel variant.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a tough competitor in its segment. It competes with Volvo XC60.