Made-in-India Mercedes-Benz GLC rolled out
Made-in-India Mercedes-Benz GLC rolled outPR Handout

German car-maker Mercedes-Benz rolled out the made-in-India GLC from the company's plant in Chakan, Pune, four months after the SUV made its India entry in June. Mercedes-Benz GLC was first brought to India as CBU (completely built units). 

The locally produced GLC is launched in three variants GLC 220d 4MATIC Style, GLC 220d 4MATIC Sport and GLC 300 4MATIC Sport. With the roll out the GLC from its India plant, Mercedes-Benz has added its ninth product to its local production portfolio in India.

Available in the petrol and diesel engine options, the GLC has now been priced at Rs 51.90 lakh for the 300 Sport variant, Rs 47.90 lakh for the 220d Style and Rs 51.50 lakh for the 220d Sport (ex-showroom Delhi). Mercedes-Benz GLC Edition 1 SUV was originally priced at Rs 50.7 lakh (ex-showroom Pune).

"The GLC with its dynamic design, best-in class technological innovations and luxurious appointments has already established itself as a winning product in our portfolio. We are enthused by the customer response to this dynamic SUV, which has altogether redefined the segment and given the customers a refreshing choice.

"The GLC has already become one of Mercedes-Benz's highest selling products, and we are very confident that it will replicate the global success in India as well. With the localization and availability in petrol and diesel, we are confident that the GLC will become an attractive proposition for our discerning buyers with enhanced value propositions and increased availability," said Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.

Powering the GLC is a 2,143cc turbocharged diesel or a 1,991cc turbocharged petrol motor. While the diesel engine can churn out 170bhp and 400Nm of torque, the petrol mill has the capacity to churn out 245bhp of power and peak torque of 370Nm. The engines come mated to nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system.