/Official: Mercedes GLC Crossover

Official: Mercedes GLC Crossover

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Following official announcements and previews, the all-new Mercedes GLC now breaks cover ahead of its market launch towards the end of the year. Replacing the old GLK, the GLC slots between the GLA and the GLE as the firm’s premium mid-size crossover.

In terms of design, Mercedes GLC can be considered the lovechild of a G-Class and a C-Class. It has a fairly muscular and firm body which is due to the G-Wagen genes in its blood, but it’s compact and efficient and manageable; traits usually associated with the C-Class. This is best seen inside the cabin where everything comes directly from the saloon car.

The GLC does not come with any particularly mind-blowing new technologies, either. It is a well-appointed crossover, but we’ve seen the toys it features on countless other Mercedes-Benz models before. So you might be thinking what was the point of killing off the GLK and making this new thing? Well, for one thing, the new model is roomier than its predecessor, it’s more practical with features like AIR BODY CONTROL and HANDS-FREE ACCESS, and it’s got a good engine lineup as well.

Speaking of the engines, the 2016 Mercedes GLC will launch in Europe with three engines including 220 d (170 PS), 250 d (204 PS) and 220 petrol (211 PS). In America it gets only a 300 engine with 240 PS, but there will be a 210 PS GLC 350 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid variant added to the range later on.

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