The 2019 Geneva Motor Show is serving as a witness to the unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Facelift. It has already been nearly four years since Mercedes-Benz launched the GLC in autumn 2015, and now the German premium carmaker is refreshing one of its beloved SUV with some revisions on its looks and better technological features.
On the exterior, the updated Mercedes-Benz GLC features chrome elements running from the front to the rear end, a heavily contoured chrome radiator grille and a front fascia with three small rectangular sections. The grille is flanked by LED (light emitting diode) High-Performance headlights as standard, as redesigned to feature a smaller, more angular appearance. Optionally available are full-LED headlamps with MULTIBEAM technology. The front end also features daytime running lights with torch shape.
The rear section of the new Mercedes GLC is marked by some updates such as completely revised bumper and exhaust tips that now features sharp-edged trapezoidal outline. In addition, the rear end of the new GLC is fitted with redesigned full LED tail lamps that are now rectangular in shape.
Inside, the new Mercedes GLC features a multifunction steering wheel that can be availed in two versions with a distinctive spoke design. the GLC is also the latest Mercedes model to be blessed with the latest generation of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) multimedia system that offers intuitive and versatile operating options (touch, gesture control or voice control system).
To interact with the infotainment system of the new Mercedes GLC, one can touch the control on the multimedia display, the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel or the multifunction touchpad on the center console. One can also use gesture or simply give a voice command through the talk button on the steering wheel or by saying the magic words "Hey Mercedes.“
Two high-resolution information displays are provided for the new Mercedes GLC. One of these measures seven inches in diagonal with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. The other measures 10.25 inches in diagonal with a resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels. A customer may opt for a larger instrument cluster that measures 12.3 inches in diagonal. The new Mercedes GLC comes with the standard-fit KEYLESS-GO start function.
Powering the new Mercedes GLC are any of the next generation of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The engine lineup includes the M 264 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (GLC 200 and GLC 300) and the OM 654 four-cylinder diesel mill.
The German premium carmaker is all set to commence sales of the newly refreshed Mercedes GLC in the market in the middle of 2019.