German automaker Mercedes-Benz had launched the GLC SUV in India back in June this year, which turned out to be very successful. This has made the company locally assemble this vehicle at its Pune plant in Chakan. The localized version which will comes with a cheaper price tag, will be available from the 29th of September.
The Completely Built Up (CBU) version was launched with a price tag of Rs 50.70 lakh for the diesel variant and Rs 50.90 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi) for the petrol option. The Indian made ones will be quite cheaper and might not have certain amenities and features see in the CBU models in terms of the navigation system, air-conditioning, and automation of the tailgate while opening. It is also possible, that the Indianised models might be available in different colour options.
However, the difference in pricing will make it a much more lucrative offering and should hike up its sales even more. It will also be able to give tough competition to rivals like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
A 2.0-litre engine can be found in the petrol variant of the Mercedes-Benz GLC. It is capable of producing 241bhp and 370Nm of torque. In case of the diesel variant, a 2.1-litre engine can be found which churns 168bhp and 400Nm of peak torque. A 9-speed automatic gearbox is present in both the variants.
The SUV is generously endowed with great architecture and features. It comes with Mercedes’s 4MATIC all-drive wheel system, 18-inch wheels, sculpted body sides, arching roofline, headlamps and tail lamps of LED, plush leather seats, waterfall-style dashboard design with its 7.0-inch infotainment screen, panoramic sunroof and many more. Safety measures include up to nine airbags, off-road lighting setting, collision-prevention assist and others.