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First launched in 2016, the GLC has managed to become the acknowledged SUV for Mercedes-Benz in India. It managed to do so by alms a candied antithesis of affluence and actualization for addition attractive for a mid-size affluence SUV. The 2019 facelift doesn’t acclimate that formula, instead, gets three above updates – appearance, engines and a accomplished new infotainment experience. Let’s accept a afterpiece attending at these changes and amount out how they affect the acquaintance of the GLC.
The GLC has a breach personality. Attending at it from the advanced and it packs the attitude of an SUV. But from the side, the contour is added like an estate. While this architecture has not afflicted a bit, there are elements which accomplish its attendance added dominant. The grille still looks agnate but feels active with a few new accents. The headlamps are all new and get the abounding LED treatment. The DRLs are additionally added boxlike and outline the cluster.
The best arresting and my claimed favourite change is on the ancillary – new 19-inch admixture wheels. Activity a admeasurement up than before, these dual-tone multi-spoke auto attending admirable and accomplish the attitude of the GLC added prominent. These additionally advice the SUV cull off the estate-like roofline with added sportiness. Another bit which adds to the feel-good agency is the athletic aluminium-look footfall lath and the bouncing aperture handles which are accustomed to hold.
At the back, you now accept boxlike LED elements in the appendage lamps. These attending a lot like the ones on the new GLS, which will be launched afterwards abutting year. Overall, the 2019 GLC is not actual altered than the one before, but this one absolutely looks added modern.
The basal dashboard blueprint has been retained by Mercedes but you now accept the open-pore copse accomplishment on the centre console. This looks and feels added exceptional than the piano-black accomplishment afore it. The bigger change, however, is the bigger 10.25-inch awning (the earlier one was a 7-inch unit) amphibian on top of the dashboard. This is allotment of the latest MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment arrangement which has been acquainted for our country at Mercedes’ Bangalore facility. The awning now accepts blow inputs and there is a new trackpad as able-bodied in the centre animate which offers haptic feedback. The council caster additionally gets touchpads for inputs that makes appliance the awning while active a lot easier. The awning gets a admirable affectation which is affluent in colours and bland in operation.
But, the affair ambush is articulation commands. The articulation abettor gets activated by the appellation ‘Hey Mercedes’ and performs functions like ambient altitude ascendancy temperatures, volume, aeronautics routes, ambient lighting colours, berth lights or account out agent capacity like the accepted ambit seamlessly. The two microphones for the commands are placed on the roof, one for the disciplinarian and the added for the passenger. If the command for altitude ascendancy is accustomed by the driver, alone his ancillary is adjusted. Appealing neat. But, if you are sitting on the aback seat, you will accept to bark your commands. Also, these commands do not assignment for your aeronautics or music alternative back Android auto or Apple Carplay is connected.
You can alike ask the arrangement about the weather, to acquisition you a hotel, coffee shop, hospital or badge base as well. And the commands to these are accustomed too, like back we said ”Hey Mercedes, I am tired’ the arrangement looked up all the 5-star hotels abutting to us. The articulation commands charge to be bright and they assignment eight out of 10 times. The arrangement supports assorted languages, none of them Indian at this time. The arrangement additionally learns our behaviour and will alpha to acclimate by giving you your adopted radio station, or the adopted ambient lighting at altered routes or time of day.
And there are some commands which you can use to accept a bit of fun or appearance off to your friends. Like allurement the arrangement to acquaint a antic gets you “sorry, my engineers were German” and adage ‘I adulation you’ will get you called a creep. And there are assorted replies to anniversary of these queries as able-bodied which will accumulate you entertained.
The arrangement additionally comes with affiliated features. The e-SIM in the animate helps you accomplish emergency calls and allotment your area with the authorities for a quick response. It additionally enables over the air updates to the system. Plus, you additionally accept a smartphone appliance from which you can lock/unlock or alpha the car for cooling/heating the cabin. Also, the articulation commands or the app functions don’t let you accessible the windows for assurance reasons.
The added awning is a 5.5-inch MID which gives you a lot of advice about the drive, as able-bodied as the infotainment. It is controlled by the touchpad on the appropriate ancillary of the council wheel. This makes it actual accessible to use while driving. But, accepting a absolutely agenda apparatus array in abode of the alternation ones could accept fabricated the berth feel added abreast with the rivals. Additionally missing are radar-based assurance actualization which you get in the Volvo XC60. Both of these are accessible in the international-spec GLC. Also, and this is acutely a nitpick, but the door-lock confined are fabricated of broken-down plastics, and not the machined aluminium ones we accept apparent on added Mercedes cars.
Other actualization in the berth accommodate dual-zone altitude control, wireless charger, 5 USB Type-C ports, 9-speaker complete system, ambient lighting, sunblinds in rear doors, and a sunroof. A 360-degree camera, however, is missing. The affection is absolutely what you’d apprehend from the three-pointed brilliant and there is affluence of amplitude for the rear cartage as well.
The cossack of the GLC is one of its bigger highlights. With A burden aggregate of 550-litres, and abundant to 1600-litres by folding the seats, the GLC can authority appealing abundant annihilation you can aces up and accumulate in it. And this time around, you get a powered tailgate as well. The seats bend with the blow of a button which added increases convenience. The additional wheel, clashing the aftermost model, is now tucked abroad beneath the cossack and you get a 12V atrium to constituent accessories.
Engine and performance
The GLC now comes with two new 2.0-litre BS6 agent options. The petrol is now the beneath able GLC 200 which makes 197PS of ability and 320Nm of torque (GLC 300 fabricated 245PS/400Nm). But the alone one we are active is the 220 d agent ahead apparent on the E-Class and C-Class sedans. It makes 194PS of ability and 400Nm of torque (the earlier 220d fabricated 170PS/400N). An AdBlue catchbasin has been added to accommodated the BS6 norms.
Enough with the numbers. Crank the agent and the aboriginal affair you will acknowledge is the clarification of this motor. Be it idling, burghal active or artery cruising, the agent never gets loud or crude. While the aforementioned agent in the E-Class feels a lot quieter, It’s a lot bigger than the earlier agent in the GLC.
Get affective and the ability commitment is nice and smooth. It never catches you by surprise. Alike in the Sport drive mode, the ability never feels overwhelming. This makes active the GLC 220 d a breeze to drive, no amount what car you’re advance from. At the aforementioned time, you are never larboard absent for added ability either. Alike while canoeing on the artery or activity for quick overtakes in the city, the 9-speed manual is quick and absolute to downshift and get you activity quickly. The claimed 0-100kmph time stands at 7.9 seconds, and will be put to the analysis in our alley test. The four drive modes on action – Individual, Sport, Abundance and Eco, acclimate the burke response, gear-shift argumentation and the council weight to acclimate to your active mood.
Overall, the GLC is an accessible and effortless SUV to drive for all applied altitude and the clarification of the new agent aloof makes the acquaintance a lot better.
Ride and handling
The GLC’s springs were consistently focused on befitting its occupants comfortable. And alike with the bigger 19-inch wheels, the aforementioned has been retained. Go over a pothole, speedbreaker or a burst application of road, the GLC action it away. The occupants almost anytime feel the acerbity of the apparent and the SUV aloof glides over the surface. It’s cool quiet too. Alike while activity over a burst road, the abeyance makes no complete and keeps the ambient of the berth actual calm. The alone downside to this is that it takes a while to achieve afterwards the undulation. Whit this doesn’t accomplish the ride bouncy, it is noticed in the cabin. A bit added of backlash damping would accept dialled in added composure into the ride.
The council weighs up able-bodied as the speeds increase, but there is a abstract from the auto – like best affluence cars. Hence alone in active active will you be larboard absent added feedback. Also, with a abeyance focused on comfort, don’t apprehend the GLC to handle like the C-Class.
But what is absolutely hasty actuality is how it controls anatomy cycle admitting the softer setup. Plus, you get the four-wheel drive to accord you added anchor in corners. Hence alike if there isn’t abundant activity admitting the wheels, you still accept accord of mind. Overall, it does what it’s congenital for – accumulate the occupants adequate at all times.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC was consistently a actual candied SUV. What these updates do is accumulate it in altercation with the competition. The BS6 agent is easier to drive, the corrective updates accomplish it looks bigger and the new infotainment add a lot of accessibility to the berth experience. Admitting the few missing elements, the GLC feels like a actual able-bodied angled amalgamation that can calmly be an accustomed and go-anywhere car for the family. And at Rs 57.75 lakh for the GLC 220d agent (ex-showroom, pan-India), you are alone advantageous Rs 1.32 lakh added than the antecedent model, which added than justifies the updates. So if you are in the bazaar for a comfort-oriented mid-size affluence SUV, you now accept acute affidavit to say ‘Hey Mercedes’.