The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC is a hybrid-only luxurious SUV

It will get redesigned seems and a brand new ‘off-road’ mode with a ‘clear bonnet’ characteristic

With 2.6 million unit gross sales globally, the GLC mannequin sequence has turn into Mercedes-Benz’s best-selling mannequin prior to now two years. And now, the German carmaker goals to construct upon this stronghold by introducing an all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC. The brand new second-gen Mercedes-Benz GLC comes with revised seems, extra expertise, higher off-road prowess and an eco-friendly coronary heart to maintain it according to the model’s climate-neutral mobility purpose, “Ambition 2039”.

With carmakers switching to electrification, the brand new GLC, out there solely as a hybrid, poses the right stepping stone for Mercedes on its path to zero emissions. There are as many as seven powertrain choices, together with 4 48V mild-hybrid models and three plug-in hybrid variants. Solely four-cylinder petrol and diesel models are on sale, with energy output ranging between 197hp to 269hp. Although 100kms of pure EV vary is now being supplied within the new GLC plug-in hybrid derivatives to permit zero-emissions day by day commutes inside the city setup.

Moreover a much bigger electrified vary, the brand new GLC itself has grown in size as properly by 60mm. The bigger proportions help the GLC’s baggage capability by registering a 70-litre improve from its predecessor. The boot lid now even comes geared up with an digital setup as customary making the tailgate operations extra handy on the contact of a button. The brand new SUV sits 4mm decrease to the bottom, benefiting aerodynamics and decreased wind noise.

The cabin of the brand new GLC has been aligned with the most recent crop of Mercedes launches. A vertical 11.9-inch floating infotainment touchscreen on the centre console and a 12.3-inch instrument cluster forward of the motive force spherical off the all-digital method seen in fashionable Mercedes vehicles. This infotainment unit comes geared up with the most recent Mercedes MBUX software program, a extra succesful voice assistant and the choice for purchasers to hyperlink their good residence system with their GLC for distant monitoring. The consolation issue contained in the GLC cabin has additionally been heightened, because of a extra superior seat massaging perform masking a bigger space and new seat heating choices for the rear occupants.

Mercedes has additional upped the off-road capabilities of the brand new GLC. A brand new ‘off-road’ mode showcases facets like gradient, inclination, and compass in a visually tangible manner on the central display screen. Nonetheless, the brand new ‘clear bonnet’ characteristic that reveals a digital view underneath the entrance of the car ought to make off-roading simpler for the consumer. A stage management air suspension and rear-wheel steering, each elective extras, may be opted for simpler treading on unknown terrains.

The brand new Mercedes-Benz GLC will discover its option to choose European showrooms in autumn 2022.