Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV which was launched in June this year has become one of the bestsellers for the company in India. To make it more competitive and to add another feather in its cap for Make in India initiative, the German Giant has launched the locally assembled GLC SUV at an affordable price tag of Rs. 47.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Today, Mr. Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India along with Mr. Piyush Arora, Executive Director, operations Mercedes-Benz India has rolled out the first made in India GLC SUV from company’s Sanand Plant Pune. This will not only help to reduce the price but also help the brand to cope up with the rising demand.
The made in India version is available in two trim levels-Sport and Style with one petrol and two diesel models. The GLC 220d diesel is powered by 2143cc diesel mill that belts out 170bhp power and 400Nm of torque while the GLC300 petrol utilizes 1991cc engine delivering 245bhp of max power and 370Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are linked to a 9-speed automatic gearbox and sends power to all wheels via 4MATIC all wheel drive system.
The locally assembled version offers most of the features like a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with 360 degree view and command online system, 20 CD stereo, panoramic sunroof, ARTICO leather upholstery, ambient LED lighting with five dimming levels, rear ac vents with three airflow modes, automatic wipers to name a few.
But it does miss out of number of features electric tailgate, standard navigation, three zone climate control, and memory seats. The SUV gets dual zone climate control and navigation system as optional feature. The company has also given different styled alloy wheels to this variant.
Mercedes-Benz GLC is ninth product after C-class, E-class, S-class, GLE class, GLS class, GLA class, CLA class and Maybach S500 to get made in India nameplate.
Here is the variant wise pricing of Made in India GLC SUV (ex-showroom Delhi)
– Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d style: – Rs. 47.90 lakh
– Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d sport: – Rs. 51.50 lakh
– Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 sport: – Rs. 51.90 lakh