If you’ve been eyeing the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, we have news for you – the all-new second-generation model was just launched today and the price has gone up by about RM100,000.
While the locally assembled previous generation model was available in three variants with price ranging between RM299,539 and RM338,693, the new version which is being imported will only be available in one variant, which is the GLC 300 4Matic which retails at RM429,888.
As before, locally assembled variants will be arriving in the near future but until that happens, you only have one variant to buy for time being.
That being said, let’s look at what’s new in the GLC beginning with the exterior. In terms of dimensions, the all-new GLC has grown in size. Measuring 4,716 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width, and 1,640 mm in height, the SUV is now 60 mm longer and 4mm lower.
The length of the wheelbase has also increased slightly by 15 mm to 2,888 mm, which means that there is more space in the cabin. The boot space has also gone up by 70-litres to 690-litres.
Kitted in the AMG Line exterior equipment package, notable features include 20-inch wheels, redesigned headlights, a new front grille, newly designed daytime running lights, Digital Light headlamps, as well as a new bumper design.
At the rear, the taillights are slimmer and the bumper comes with chromed trim that surrounds the twin exhaust pipes. Inside, the cabin has gone through a complete overhaul, similar to what you see in the new models like the C-Class and the E-Class.
Taking centre stage is an 11.9-inch touchscreen display that is angled towards the driver, complemented by rectangular air vents, a whole lot of ambient lighting and the latest version of Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) which supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, and navigation with augmented reality among other systems.
The list of safety features on the other hand includes cruise control, a 360-degree camera, Active Parking Assist with Parktronic, a blind spot monitor, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Pre-Safe, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Active Brake Assist (autonomous emergency braking).
Last but not least, the all-new GLC 300’s powertrain package comprises a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol that makes 258 PS and 400 Nm of torque, which is paired with a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission, the 4Matic all-wheel drive system, and a new 48-volt mild hybrid system that replaces the outgoing integrated starter-generator (ISG).
Capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds with a top speed of 240 km/h, the GLC 300 4MATIC is available in eight colours, and a standard four-year factory warranty.