Mercedes-Benz has whipped the wraps off the next-generation GLC, with the brand-new Benz midsize SUV sporting an enhanced exterior design, improved interior, “significantly upgraded” standard equipment, and electrified engines. 


The new GLC’s exterior is distinguished by its redesigned front facia, which incorporates the headlamps, and standard Avantgarde trim. The German marque says the bodywork is characterised by a spanned surface design enriched with “precisely” shaped edges. The premium midsize SUV is available with 18-inch to 20-inch wheels. 

The two-section rear lamps feature a three-dimensional look. Benz says this design element “emphasises” the new model’s width. The underguard is finished in chrome, as are the faux tailpipes. 

The GLC measures 4 716 mm nose to tail, making it 60 mm longer than its forebear, and 4 mm lower than the previous model. The fore and aft track widths have been increased by 6 mm and 23 mm, respectively. The SUV’s width has remained the same at  1890 mm. 

The interior features Avantgarde trim as standard. The cabin takes the shape of the new C-Class’. The digital instrument cluster measures 12.3 inches. The portrait-orientated touchscreen infotainment system measures 11.9 inches. 

Mercedes says the GLC standard fitment has been “significantly” upgraded. The standard Avantgarde grade features large displays, smartphone integration, wireless charging, and heated front seats. 

The new GLC is available with only hybrid powertrains. This includes plug-in hybrid and 48 V mild-hybrid units. The model employing Mercedes’s fourth-generation PHEV set-up produces an electric output of 100 kW and 440 Nm of torque. Benz claims an all-electric range of 100 km.