Big Motoring World reviews the brand new mid-sized SUV which will replace the very popular GLK next year.
The GLC offers a more modern look with added comfort and advanced technology. The new name signifies that it shares a platform with the C-Class, hence the aggressive redesign, impeccable timing and raft of new technology.
The GLC is a good looking SUV – it’s fresher, sleeker and more aggressive than most. It has all the right proportions and immediately stands out as something luxurious and sporty. It has a more of an elegant and modern design that is also more aerodynamic.
Under the bonnet
The GLC-Class will launch with just one engine: the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four has a preliminary output rated at 241hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. It will come standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission and five driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual.
The interior has undergone a slick makeover. It comes equipped with the sporty, three-spoke steering wheel and the wide, angled centre stack with a big infotainment display screen sitting on top. Another bonus is the minimalist approach Mercedes have taken with the centre console. It is clear of clutter and excess buttons and its curved, brushed aluminium trim make it a really enticing feature.
Thanks to a wheelbase that has been stretched by 4.6 inches, the interior of the GLC now affords more space, including an extra 2.2 inches of rear seat space. The boot space has also increased by 580 litres and by 1600 litres when the seats are folded down.
Lighter and more efficient
Despite its larger footprint, the new GLC weighs 176 pounds less than the GLK, thanks to the extensive use of aluminium and high-strength steel. Its lighter mass helps it get about 19 percent better mileage. Mercedes claim that the diesel can get about 42.8 mpg.
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