2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC launched for Rs 57.40 lakh
After having updated the GLC not too long ago, Mercedes-Benz have given it a mid-life refresh and launched it in its 2021 avatar. Mechanically the GLC isn’t all that different from the outgoing model but it does get two new colour schemes, namely ‘Brilliant Blue’ and ‘High Tech Silver’ and a bunch of new features on the inside.
The 2021 GLC now gets a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster over the analogue ones found on the current GLC. The 10.25-inch MBUX infotainment system remains unchanged but does get the 2021 Mercedes me connected car system with Alexa and Google Home integration. The system also has a parking location feature. The Mercedes me connect enables the driver to perform functions like locking the car, or starting the engine using voice commands like “Alexa, ask Mercedes to lock the car” or “Alexa, ask Mercedes to start the engine.” The front seats on the GLC now get a massage function. Other additions include a 360-degree camera that aids parking and a remote start feature using the Mercedes me app on the phone.
The 2021 GLC continues to come in the GLC 200 and GLC220d 4Matic. The GLC 200 is powered by the same BS6, 1991cc petrol engine that puts out 194bhp of power and 320Nm of torque while the GLC 220d gets the 1950cc diesel mill that is good for 191bhp and 400Nm. The diesel variant gets the 4Matic all-wheel drive system as well. Both engines are mated to a nine speed automatic.
On the occasion of the launch of the 2021 GLC, Martin Schwenk, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, “The GLC has remained a key pillar of our SUV offense and has been the single highest selling SUV in our portfolio last year. With the 2021 GLC, we now offer a technology superior, feature enriched fully loaded mid-size SUV, which has raised the benchmark for tech, comfort and convenience in the segment significantly. The new intuitive Mmc technology, MBUX Telematics with Hey Mercedes and new features create a comfortable and best-in car experience. As a customer centric brand, it remains our endeavor to constantly offer new products and technology that benefits the customers and create a delightful ownership experience. We are confident, with the technology and feature enrichment, the GLC will continue its customer preference and extend its lead in the premium mid-size SUV segment.”
The 2021 GLC 200 will set you back Rs 57.40 lakh ex-showroom while the GLC 220d 4Matic is priced at Rs 63.15 lakh ex-showroom. The prices have gone up by Rs 4.65 lakh and Rs 5.4 lakh for the petrol and diesel variant, respectively. The 2021 GLC’s will go up against the BMW X3, Volvo XC60 and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.