Sept 29, 2016 : The German luxury car maker has started to assemble the Mercedes-Benz GLC at its Indian plant, helping the company reduce the popular SUV’s price further. Up until now, the imported GLC was priced at Rs 50.7 lakh for petrol variant, while the diesel engine powered version started at Rs 50.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). But now with local assembly, the Made-in-India GLC will carry a more competitive price tag of Rs 51.90 lakh for petrol and Rs 47.90 lakh for diesel (both ex-showroom, Delhi)
Mercedes-Benz GLC Variants
Mercedes-Benz GLC prices start at Rs. 52.13 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 77.42 lakh. The prices of GLC diesel variants start at Rs. 48.12 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 51.73 lakh. Mercedes-Benz GLC is available in 4 variants and 10 colours.
We get our hands dirty with three fifty-lakh rupee SUVs, to figure out which one deserves a spot in your garage!
The rain gods showed no mercy. We witnessed a downpour so heavy we had to seek shelter in the cars for a good three hours before we could get back to testing. Aimlessly staring at the roofline in the Mercedes, I had an epiphany.
A while back, we had ploughed through broken terrain like it was a cakewalk. And, later in the day, we did some more of that, just for good measure. You see, it's not every day you spend over Rs 50 lakh on a brand new set of wheels. And when you do, it'd be a shame if you couldn't drive it when the weather screamed for one, eh? Cue the half crore SUV brigade. The de-facto upgrade for someone who is used to something like a Toyota Fortuner or a Ford Endeavour. For someone who's used to big muscly SUVs, no matter how fun to drive, low-slung sedans just don't cut it anymore.
These three SUVs in particular though, have very similar recipes. They are at ease in the urban jungle and can be reasonably fun to drive when you give them the beans. And, while none of them can be hardcore off-roaders, none of them mind a bit of mud-plugging if you're careful enough. So, which one do you place the hard-earned half a crore on?
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Mercedes-Benz GLC Highlights
Mercedes Benz GLC is a premium SUV retailing in the price band of Rs 48.12-77.42 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The exteriors of the SUV is characterized by the strong muscular bonnet, sharp profile ridges, large alloy wheels, raked windshields, and dual chrome exhausts. The Interiors of GLC is ultra-premium and Mercedes has devoted special attention to the details for providing unmatched experience to the owners. Features like circular air vents, a large TFT multifunctional display, leather upholstery, and wooden embellishment add to the plush nature of the cabin. Under the Hood, GLC comes powered by a 2.2-liter diesel engine and a 2.0-liter petrol engine capable of putting out 170 BHP / 400 nm and 245 BHP / 370 Nm respectively; both mated to 9-speed automatic transmission. In the Indian market, Mercedes GLC is up against the likes of BMW X3, Volvo XC90, Audi Q3, and Range Rover Evoque among others.