To commemorate India’s 70 years of Independence, Mercedes-Benz has launched the celebration edition of its SUV GLC. The limited edition is available at Rs. 50.86 lakh for GLC 200d and Rs. 51.86 lakh for the GLC300. Both prices are of ex-showroom India. The SUV has had a successful run in India since its launch in June last year. It comes with a few additional changes and a new red paint shade called ‘Designo Hyacinth red’.
Coming to the changes, GLC celebration edition comes with chrome garnish on the front bumper, air vents and tail lights. It also sports LED logo projector, gloss black Outer rear view mirrors, rear twin exhaust dipped in chrome. On the inside, it features Garmin navigation system, exclusive sports pedals and 20 CD audio infotainment system.
Since it’s a special edition, there is no mechanical change inside. The petrol segment is taken care by a 1991cc turbocharged engine that makes [email protected] and 370Nm of torque between 1300-4000rpm. The diesel unit has a 2143cc engine which is good for [email protected] and 400Nm of torque between 1400-2800rpm. Both engines are linked to a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said: “We are glad to launch the GLC ‘Celebration Edition’ to commemorate India’s 70th Independence day and also celebrate the SUV’s overwhelming success in the Indian market since its debut, a year ago. The GLC underscores our philosophy of introducing world-class products from our global portfolio, for our discerning Indian customers. The sporty exterior and interior accessories offered in the ‘Celebration Edition’ enhances the car’s striking appearance. We are positive that the ‘Celebration Edition’ will delight the customers who desire to make the best of every ground. With the launch of GLC ‘Celebration Edition’, Mercedes-Benz celebrates its long-standing relationship with the Indian customers.”
“Ever since its launch, the GLC has won several hearts and minds and remains a key product in our diversified portfolio. We have seen a growing penchant for luxury SUVs amongst the luxury car customers in India and the GLC is a vital addition to our product offering. GLC has cemented Mercedes-Benz’s strong presence in the luxury SUV segment in India and has emerged as the highest selling SUV in the portfolio. With the launch of the ‘Celebration Edition’, we are confident of remaining the first choice for customers, who desire a sporty and luxury SUV, with class leading performance and uncompromised safety features. We expect the GLC to remain our key volume driver and we are glad that our product strategy has been working well.” He added.