The new updated Mercedes-Benz GLC has been unveiled at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. Very recently, the German luxury automobile giant revealed the GLC facelift before showcasing it for the public in Geneva. The new refreshed Mercedes-Benz GLC has been endowed with refreshed exterior design and updated new features. The update is comprehensive in nature, as the new GLC also gets new generation 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines from the house of Mercedes-Benz.
The new updated 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC luxury SUV boasts of a range of all-new 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The GLC 300 4MATIC gets powered by a 2.0L turbocharged petrol mill, which generates around 255 bhp of top power along with 370 Nm of peak torque. For the European car market, this variant also gets an electric motor which adds another 10 kW of power and 150 Nm torque. The ne GLC 220d 4MATIC packs in a 2.0L diesel motor offering 192 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque. Lastly, the GLC 300d 4MATIC is ggod to deliver 241 bhp and 500 Nm. All the variants of the new GLC get paired with the new 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC facelift’s basic design language is same as that of the outgoing model, but it comes with a handful of new styling changes on the exterior to offer a refreshed visual appeal. The SUV gets a new front grille with fluted inserts for the slats and a black surface for the company’s three-pointed star insignia. There are also restyled headlights which get LED units as standard along with new LED DRLs. A new front bumper with a new chrome décor and new angular air intakes completes the refreshed front fascia. Other cosmetic changes on the luxury SUV includes new alloy wheels from 17 to 19 inch options, restyled LED tail lights with new rectangular graphics and sharp-edged trapezoidal design for the integrated exhausts to add to new more stylish and aggressive appeal of the updated GLC.
On the inside, the refreshed Mercedes-Benz GLC offers updated interior in black theme, while the centre console comes with options of a piano lacquer finish or two new wood surface finishes – Walnut and Open-pore Ash wood. The most notable update on the inside of the new GLC is of course the MBUX system, which offers tons of new features and connectivity options along with a digital instrument cluster and a wide bezel infotainment display. There are also several ways to access the new infotainment system – namely via the touchscreen, touch controls on the steering wheel, touchpad on the centre console, voice control and gesture control.
The updated 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC luxury SUV also boasts of Dynamic Body Control suspension system with infinitely adjustable dampers for both the front and rear axles, while an Off-Road Engineering Package offers the added drive modes - Off-Road and Off-Road+. There’s also an extensive Driving Assistance Package which offer the added benefits of adaptive cruise control, route-based speed adaptation, active steering assist and lane change assist systems.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC facelift will hit the global markets in the second half of 2019, while it is expected to arrive in India by end of 2019 or early in 2020.