Mercedes-Benz Launches Its Best-Selling SUV In Bhubaneswar; Check Features & Prices
Bhubaneswar: Mercedes-Benz India launched the second generation of the New GLC in Bhubaneswar on Friday.
New GLC is Mercedes-Benz India’s highest-selling luxury SUV, with more than 13,000 units already on Indian roads.
The SUV was launched by Santosh Iyer, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and Vidur Talwar, Chairman, T&T Motors.
The luxury SUV will be offered with 2 power trains — GLC 300 4MATIC (Petrol) and Diesel GLC 220d 4MATIC (Diesel).
The GLC 300 is priced at Rs 73.5 lakh and GLC 220d will cost Rs 74.5 lakh (prices all-India ex-showroom).
Several feature enhancements are being offered like new efficient engines, latest generation NTG-7 telematics and superior driving dynamics.
The New GLC is equipped with a powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a second-generation integrated starter generator (ISG) and 48-volt mild hybrid system. The All New GLC is the first Mercedes-Benz SUV to get the latest generation of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system.
The New GLC has already garnered over 1,500 bookings across the country.
Bhubaneswar is one of Mercedes-Benz’s key emerging markets in India, with a growth of 18% in H1 2023 (January-June) sales.
More Sporty Look
The exterior design of the New GLC SUV has a more sporty look than its predecessor. Unique proportions with classic SUV features such as a simulated chrome underguard, roof rails, and running boards are combined with new contoured edges in the sides, to create a balance between elegance, sportiness, and off-road performance.
The New GLC gets 60 mm additional vehicle length lending it a more dynamic and defining silhouette. It comes with the AVANTGARDE Line as standard and its most striking features include the new grille design which connects directly to the new LED headlamps, accentuating the vehicle’s width. The increased dimensions also ensure 70liters of additional boot space.
The modern, sporty interior features a new floating 12.3-inch digital instrument panel along with an 11.9-inch central display that rises seamlessly from the centre console and is slightly angled toward the driver. The All New GLC comes with the second generation 48V Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). The ISG combines the starter and the generator into a high-performance electric motor providing up to 17kW power and up to 200 Nm additional torque.
A special feature is an off-road cockpit with the ‘transparent bonnet’. A 360-degree camera provides a virtual view of what’s going on directly beneath the car, essentially allowing the driver to look through the bonnet at speeds of up to 8 kmph. This is extremely helpful when it comes to navigating obstacles like boulders and potholes.
At higher speeds up to 20 kmph, the camera image shows the road ahead including the horizon and tilt angle.
The car comes with Safety and Advanced Driving Assistance Systems such as 7 airbags, PRE-SAFE, Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist, Active Brake Assist and Active Parking Assist.
“Today, we launch our bestselling SUV, the much-awaited New GLC in Bhubaneswar. The New GLC is the most advanced GLC ever with significant product enhancements which are now standard, making it a highly desirable product. We already received an overwhelming response to the GLC, and we are confident of its market success. Bhubaneswar is an emerging market for us with good demand for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. We are confident that the new GLC will build on this story.” said Iyer.