One of the most successful SUVs for Mercedes globally, the GLC has been given a nip/tuck with lashings of chrome, new LED headlights and tail lights with appropriately sized 19in wheels. But the real newness is on the inside of its insides. That means while the cabin largely remains the same, the infotainment is the all-new MBUX system that debuted internationally last year. Its gateway is the new 10.2in touchscreen that can be controlled via the haptic touchpad on the centre console, thumbpads on the steering or simply by saying “Hi Mercedes”. We tried it and it works quite well (check out our IGTV video) on everything from changing the temperature to searching for a location and even NOT telling you a joke when you’re bored. You also get a panoramic sunroof, 64-colour ambient lighting, MercedesMe Connect app that lets you monitor several parameters of the car remotely and even an Auto Emergency call service in the event of an accident. Active Park-assist is standard on both the petrol and diesel-powered cars, but it’s only the diesel variant that will get the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system if you want to settle in the Sunderbans. The GLC 200 petrol will retail for ₹52.75 lakh and the GLC 220d 4MATIC for ₹57.75 lakh.
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