2019 Geneva Motor Show: India bound 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC unveiled
The 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC SUV has been unveiled ahead of its official launch at the Geneva Motor Show. The new SUV from the German car makers will be showcased at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show which will begin in the first week of March. The new SUV will go on sale by mid-2019 and is expected to be launched in the Indian market by the first quarter of 2020.
The current Mercedes Benz GLC has been around for some years now and the manufacturers have given the new SUV reasonable updates. The changes in the 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC include a tweaked fascia, updated interiors and new engines.
The Mercedes Benz GLC now has a new grill and a redesigned headlamp elements with Mercedes' Multibeam technology. To complement the cosmetic tweaks the GLC now gets restyled bumpers. The SUV now sports newly designed alloy wheels with diameters ranging from 17 to 19 inches and tyres with optimised rolling resistance.
The cabin of the base-line has black interiors. The centre console in the higher trim is available in a choice of piano lacquer finish or the two new wood surface finishes- open-pore ash wood and walnut.
The steering wheel design is revised and is available in different spoke design more sporty character. In addition, the centre console houses a new infotainment screen witht the latest version of Mercedes' multi-media system which is available in two sizes, 7 and 10.25-inches. The GLC will be offered with an optional 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster.
The safety features of the new GLC include Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Steer Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Route-based speed adjustment ahead of bends, roundabouts, toll plazas, T-junctions, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Brake Assist with turn-off and cross-traffic function.
The 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC is updated with new engine options available in petrol and diesel with a variety of statue of tune. The GLC 200 and GLC 300, the M 264 four-cylinder engine replaces the M 274 predecessor engine. The OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine replaces the OM 651 predecessor engine in the GLC 200d, GLC 220d and the GLC 300d. The power output ranges from 200PS in the base petrol trim to 250PS in the diesel top trim. The mild-hybrid electric motor adds 13PS to the GLC in the petrol variant.
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