Mercedes-Benz launched the GLC in India, Prices Start At ₹ 47.90 lakh

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Mercedes-Benz launched the GLC in India in June this year. Dubbed as the ‘Edition 1’, Mercedes-Benz first brought the car to India in the CBU avatar and it had said back then that it’s putting all its efforts to bring out a CKD version of the car to India. Well, it’s finally happened as Mercedes-Benz rolled out its Made-in-India GLC from the company’s plant in Chakan, Pune. The GLC is still available in the petrol and diesel engine options and is now priced at 󌡷.90 lakh for the 300 Sport variant and ₹ 47.90 lakh and ₹ 51.50 lakh for the 220d Style and the 220d Sport (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. Mercedes-Benz has cut down the price of the 220d Style by ₹ 2 lakh as when it was launched, it was priced at ₹ 50.7 lakh. This is an extremely important product for Mercedes-Benz in India as the company never had an SUV in this segment in India. So, it really didn’t have a rival for the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, but now that the car will be made in India, it will be price competitive as well. Sharing its underpinnings with the C-Class sedan (Hence the nameplate), the Mercedes-Benz GLC gets a wheelbase of 2873mm, which is 113mm more than the sedan and enhances cabin space on the SUV. The styling too is in-line with the C-Class and the similarities are evident in the front. A twin-slat grille graces the front with a chrome finished faux skid plate, while the headlights are quite similar to the ones on the C-Class. The rear sports the AMG GT inspired tail lamps and twin exhausts surrounded by a good amount of chrome. The silhouette though is more estate-like and we’ve already said all of this in our review. The cabin on the Mercedes-Benz GLC holds a strong resemblance to the C-Class and gets impeccable fit and finish. A 7-inch infotainment screen gives out all the information including a 360-degree view of the SUV, while infotainment features include 20 CD stereo, Garmin-based navigation, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity and much more. The boot capacity stands at 550-litres, which can be expanded to 1600-litres with the rear seats folded down. Mercedes-Benz is offering both petrol and diesel engine options on the GLC. The GLC 220d is powered by a 2143cc four-cylinder diesel motor that produces 170bhp and 400 Nm of torque. The GLC 300 petrol, on the other hand, uses a 1991cc four-cylinder unit tuned for 245bhp and 370Nm of torque. Both units come paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission with power sent to all four wheels via the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. Talking about safety features, the Mercedes GLC comes loaded with parking assist, attention assist, adaptive brake lights, tyre pressure monitoring system and even 7 airbags. The SUV also gets multiple driving modes and off-road settings that comprise of off-road, incline and slippery. You also get hill descent control as a standard feature.

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