In the face of newer models from arch-rivals BMW and Audi, Mercedes-Benz has expanded its GLC line-up.
The new BMW X3 and Audi Q5 both arrived in 2017 while the GLC has been on sale since 2015. So to keep the small SUV range fresh Mercedes has added the GLC 200, a new entry-level model priced from $61,990 plus on-road costs for the wagon. The Coupe range goes without a cheaper option and kicks off with the $82,300 GLC 250.
It’s powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine producing 135kW and 300Nm, paired to a nine-speed automatic and driving the rear-wheels only.
The new cut-price SUV effectively replaces the previous entry-level model in the range, the $67,500 diesel-powered GLC 220d which has been discontinued locally.
Standard equipment for the GLC 200 includes 19-inch alloy wheels, Mercedes’ Parking Pilot with a 360-degree camera, power tailgate, LED headlights, 7.0-inch colour infotainment display with touchpad control, navigation, digital radio, smartphone integration, keyless ignition, electric front seats, black ash wood trim and faux leather upholstery.
Safety gear includes nine airbags as well as Pre-Safe accident anticipatory system, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, Attention Assist and blind spot monitoring.
If this sounds appealing you’ll need to be patient as the GLC 200 isn’t due to hit Australian showrooms until September.
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