Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new GLC mid-size SUV model.
A new redesigned front can be seen, with redesigned headlamps, optionally available as LED high performance lamps, and bumpers with integrated underguard.
The interior includes nappa leather or open-pore wood trim, a touchpad which permits letters, numbers and special characters to be entered in handwriting – in any language supported by Audio 20 or COMAND Online, and a centrally positioned media display is partially integrated above the centre console.
Fuel consumption has been cut by up to 19 per cent in comparison to the previous model.
Variants include a GLC 220d with 170hp, returning 46mpg, the GLC 250d, with 204hp and 46mpg, and the GLC 250, which boasts 211hp, while returning 37mpg. CO2 emissions range from 129-166g/km.
All models comply with the EU6 emissions standard and offer a start/stop function.
All models feature 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with a basic drive torque split of 45-55% between front and rear axle.
In addition, GLC 350 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid is also offered, emitting 60g/km of CO2, with a top speed of 146mph.
Safety features such as collision prevention assist plus, crosswind assist, headlamp assist and attention assist come as standard.
Thomas Weber, member of the management board of Daimler AG and responsible for group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development, said: "Our new GLC represents a further, systematic step in the implementation of our successful SUV philosophy. It combines the ultimate in driving comfort with a sporty touch, impresses on the road and – more than ever – off it as well, and appeals to the eye with the new design and equipment line.”
A large-area panoramic glass roof is also available as an option.
Check out our image gallery of the model, here.