Mercedes-Benz, which is known for manufacturing luxury cars, had launched the first GLC earlier in 2015. Now, its refreshed (Facelift) model is due to launch in 2019 and has been recently spotted spied testing in the China market.
The spied-testing photographs of the upcoming Mercedes- Benz GLC have been surfaced on the internet recently. We can see in the photographs that the car has new alloy wheels, new headlamp units as well as remodified grille and bumper from the outside view. The remaining features of the new SUV are similar to the current GLC.
From the inside, the new SUV is likely to come with a 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster. Furthermore, the car will be having a larger 10.25-inch central display as well as multi-function touchpad along with handwriting recognition. These great features are currently available in the GLC F-Cell hydrogen fuel-cell variant that was showcased in September 2017 at Frankfurt.
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The upcoming Mercedes Benz GLC is expected to come with an improved diesel engine option. There is a higher probability that the new SUV will come with D20 2.0-liter diesel option. The leaked reports are suggesting that the company has plans to offer this diesel engine option in three variants including the GLC 200d, GLC 220d and GLC 300d.
However, the petrol engine option of new SUV is expected to remain the same as the outgoing model.
It is being speculated that the Mercedes may also unveil the new GLC 350e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid variant with a 9-speed automatic gearbox transmission replacing the existing 7-speed automatic transmission car. Contrary to plug-in hybrid variant of the pre-facelift, the new model is likely to be made available in right-hand drive markets as well.
It is being speculated that the new Mercedes Benz GLC will go on sale in international markets initially in mid-2019. As of now, the company has not revealed the timeline of India launch of the new GLC. In India, the New Mercedes Benz GLC will face stiff competition from BMW X3 and Audi Q5 which are expected to be revealed during the end of 2019.