The Geneva Motor Show hosts the renewed Mercedes-Benz GLC
The second generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLC (if we count GLK as the first) has been on the market since 2015 . It is true that four years are not many, but taking into account that the Audi Q5 and BMW X3 have been completely renewed, it is a world. Therefore, taking advantage of the fact that the Geneva Motor Show opens its doors in a matter of days, those responsible for Daimler AG have wanted to show their necessary evolution.
The segment is increasingly close and, as expected, the GLC focuses its changes where it needs them most. For this reason, the heads of Mercedes-Benz have focused their touches on: aesthetic , technology and a mechanical range that reaches the micro hybridization . All this should allow the Mercedes-Benz GLC to remain in the market a couple of years more until we know its replacement.
More technology and revised design
A month ago, I had the opportunity to try a GLC , and things as they are, their physiognomy has not changed. On the outside, designers have profiled the grille, the LED light clusters , the fenders and alloy wheels. Adaptive LED Multibeam technology from Mercedes will be present, but optionally. Further, the rest of the changes on the outside are nuanced, like new shades or sconces.
If we go inside, the situation is identical to that outside. Unlike the last Mercedes, the GLC does not use the double screen we met in the new Class A. However, the instrument panel is digital configurable on a screen of 12.3 inches In addition, the infotainment system includes MBUX technology and as standard has a 7-inch screen that optionally has 10.25. Thanks to the command "Hey Mercedes" we can access features such as the management of new active driving aids.
The technological level increases with the addition of new active driving aids . When the GLC is renewed, an assistant arrives for traffic jams or a help to maneuver when we tow a trailer. All in all, the level of quality and presentation of the resurfaced Mercedes-Benz GLC remains at the same level: top. Still, from my humble point of view, I would like the brand (and others) to stop abusing the "damn" black piano.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC incorporates micro hybrid mechanics
Another point, of vital importance, where the > GLC presents changes in the mechanical offer. After the restyling, the range will be made up of the following versions. In diesel will be 200d 4MATIC 163 hp, 220d 4MATIC 190 hp and 300d 4MATIC 245 hp. In all cases the total traction will be present, although they will not have micro hybrid technology. Therefore, although they are updated to reduce consumption and emissions, they will remain as they have been until now.
However, the big news comes with the family gasoline , which will now receive the ECO label of the DGT . To do this, the engines will have a 48-volt electrical network and a recovery and energy delivery system equipped with a 10 kW electric motor generator.In both cases, the brand's all-wheel drive system remains present, as does the automatic transmission.
The official presentation of the renewed Mercedes-Benz GLC > will take place in a matter of days. It will be in Geneva where we can learn more data, but its commercialization is imminent. It is expected to reach the dealers in the second semester , but their prices are not yet official.