Mercedes-Benz GLC
The GLC is the C-Class sedan equalling SUV of the Mercedes-Benz. Pictured: Mercedes-Benz

German luxury car-maker Mercedes-Benz is geared up for the launch of its new GLC SUV in India on Thursday June 2. Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV is expected to be priced about Rs. 45 lakh (ex-showroom).

The GLC SUV, which will rival BMW X 3 and Audi Q5 in India, is built on the same platform that underpins the C-class sedan.The SUV made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in February. In terms of dimensions, the GLC measures 4,656mm in length, 1,644mm in height, 2,096mm in width and has a wheelbase of 2,874mm. It boasts a boot space of 550 litres, which can be expanded to 1,600 litres.

Under the hood, the GLC comes with 2,143cc turbocharged diesel and 1,991cc turbocharged petrol motors. 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.

To be brought to India as CBU (completely built units), the new GLC SUV features LED headlamps with integrated daytime running lamps, Mercedes-Benz COMAND infotainment system, leather upholstery and a three-spoke steering wheel.

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]