Would you take the facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC off-road like this?


Since the global introduction of the Mercedes-Benz GLC in 2016, the mid-sized premium SUV has propelled the sales charts of the three-pointed star brand. Offered in a wide variety of flavour from modest four-cylinder turbo petrol to supercar-clinging V8 by AMG.

Now, Mercedes-Benz is set to further strengthen the GLCs proposition with this mid-cycle facelift, packed with new-generation technologies, “Hey Mercedes” MBUX multimedia system and mild styling enhancements.

Visually, the facelifted GLC now wears a refreshed front look with more generous chrome touches, new headlamp graphics (LED now standard fit across the range) and curvy lower side intakes. Over to the rear you’ll find a redesigned LED taillamp light signature.

The refreshed GLC can be spiced up according to your taste with the various equipment Line as well as wheel options ranging from 17- to 19-inces in diameter.

The cabin is now decidedly more modern thanks to the new generation multifunctional steering wheel with touchpad, 12.3-inch full LCD instrument cluster (just like the refreshed C-Class) and the Mercedes-Benz User Experience with Intelligent Voice Control.

Other new items you’ll find in the cabin include a new touchpad controller for the infotainment system, new seat sculpture, 64-colour ambient lighting, interior assistant and ENERGIZING comfort control.

At launch, all petrol versions of the facelifted GLC will now feature a 48V Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) that compliments the SUV’s performance and significantly lowers fuel consumption. The ISG offers 13.6 hp and 150 Nm during initial set off and between the turbocharges are not at optimum boost.

The four-cylinder petrol engines of the GLC 200 offers 197 hp/280 Nm while the GLC 300 ups the output to 258 hp and 370 Nm of twist. The diesel versions of the GLC (200d, 220d and 300d) offers 163 hp/260 Nm to 245 hp/ 500 Nm.

Safety have also been further enhanced with the optional Driving Assistance Package that bundles Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Steer Assist, Active Speed Limit Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and Active Brake Assist.

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLC will make its first public debut at the upcoming 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. Are you excited for it to arrive in Malaysia?


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Mercedes-Benz GLC Facelift


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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